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HOUSTON (36-71) AT MINNESOTA (45-60) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
917: HOUSTON
918: MINNESOTA
9.0
-142
36-71
45-60
53-49-5
46-57-2
3.8 / 5.3
4.0 / 4.6
(L) E BEDARD
(R) K GIBSON
3-8
2-3
4.49
6.21
1.50
1.53
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 55.0 °
Humidity: 49   Wind: West at 9.2 MPH (8 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
HOUSTONBEDARD +109 
MINNESOTAGIBSON-109 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games36-71-10148-284-74.21354-1385-112.653-49220-1951293-1342
when the total is 9 to 9.59-23-6.417-45-17.8395-431-76.916-1233-22381-397
as a road underdog of +100 to +1251-0+1.211-19-6.4132-187-390-115-14161-149
as a road underdog of +125 to +1503-1+320-32-4.4111-155-3.71-321-30119-139
in road games18-34+2.663-152-45.5610-758-85.125-25107-99669-655
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.55-9+1.99-24-7184-234-378-419-11200-198
in August games0-1-117-40-15245-211+22.80-029-24217-225
when playing on Saturday6-11+0.625-44-7.3203-239-55.110-640-26219-209
when playing with a day off5-8+0.816-28-2.3132-151-25.56-722-19127-143
in games played on a grass field34-66-9.8144-278-75.91131-1228-133.951-44217-1881113-1156
in night games28-47+0.8112-191-31.8948-944-45.440-32160-136926-901
against right-handed starters26-53-8.2101-212-66.81008-1043-95.539-36158-141984-996
when playing against a team with a losing record19-26+2.771-111-21.5703-588-1819-2489-86602-640
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season1-7-4.827-53-19.5398-292+18.64-439-38319-345

MINNESOTA team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games45-60-0.5174-256-38.81337-1385-26.946-57203-2071219-1368
when the total is 9 to 9.515-15+663-84-5.2540-553-31.912-1866-70470-550
as a home favorite of -125 to -1505-3+121-19-4.4189-127+16.15-319-19134-166
in home games23-27-2.287-126-38.3719-641-17.325-25103-100619-673
at home when the total is 9 to 9.56-5+1.528-39-12.2294-257-17.14-724-35231-281
in August games0-1-116-41-21.1208-244-46.61-025-28190-233
when playing on Saturday13-4+14.331-40-0.7223-222+3.68-933-35194-232
when playing with a day off7-7+1.326-23+7.3168-137+30.56-828-21139-154
in games played on a grass field44-54+3.7170-240-28.6692-808-20.344-52198-192681-746
in night games23-39-9.8110-162-23.8906-911+4.430-32137-121833-896
against left-handed starters9-11+0.652-65-0.4373-418-40.311-953-61355-406
when playing against a team with a losing record26-19+13.192-104+2.5699-625-1.222-2190-95576-677
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season5-5+3.430-44-9.5350-318-27.54-634-35294-337
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/20/2013BEDARD(L)SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)2-4L+1258 ovU770130
7/21/2013LYLES(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)5-12L+1857.5 ovO9911382
7/22/2013KEUCHEL(L)OAKLANDMILONE(L)3-4L+1459 unU541883
7/23/2013COSART(R)OAKLANDPARKER(R)5-4W+1558.5 ovO881973
7/24/2013NORRIS(R)OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)3-4L+1608.5 unU760680
7/25/2013BEDARD(L)@ TORONTOBUEHRLE(L)0-4L1909 ovU240720
7/26/2013LYLES(R)@ TORONTODICKEY(R)6-12L2209 unO11921590
7/27/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ TORONTOJOHNSON(R)8-6W2209.5 unO8401130
7/28/2013COSART(R)@ TORONTOREDMOND(R)1-2L1809.5 unU5527141
7/30/2013HARRELL(R)@ BALTIMORECHEN(L)3-4L2258.5 unU750350
7/31/2013OBERHOLTZER(L)@ BALTIMOREGONZALEZ(R)11-0W2258.5 unO1580771
8/1/2013LYLES(R)@ BALTIMORENORRIS(R)3-6L2059 unP6511160
8/2/2013COSART(R)@ MINNESOTADEDUNO(R) 
8/3/2013BEDARD(L)@ MINNESOTAGIBSON(R) 
8/4/2013KEUCHEL(L)@ MINNESOTAPELFREY(R) 
8/5/2013OBERHOLTZER(L)BOSTONLACKEY(R) 
8/6/2013LYLES(R)BOSTONDEMPSTER(R) 
8/7/2013COSART(R)BOSTONLESTER(L) 
8/9/2013 TEXAS  
8/10/2013 TEXAS  

MINNESOTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/20/2013CORREIA(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)3-2W+1259 ovU670551
7/21/2013DIAMOND(L)CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R)1-7L+1259 unU231961
7/22/2013DEDUNO(R)@ LA ANGELSBLANTON(R)4-3W1508.5 unU121009101
7/23/2013GIBSON(R)@ LA ANGELSHANSON(R)10-3W1508.5 unO15701080
7/24/2013PELFREY(R)@ LA ANGELSWEAVER(R)0-1L2157.5 ovU250770
7/25/2013CORREIA(R)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)2-8L1827.5 unO81101153
7/26/2013DIAMOND(L)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)3-2W2257 unU86112110
7/27/2013DEDUNO(R)@ SEATTLEHARANG(R)4-0W1358 unU7100671
7/28/2013GIBSON(R)@ SEATTLERAMIREZ(L)4-6L1308.5 unO961840
7/30/2013PELFREY(R)KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)2-7L+1207.5 ovO5401280
7/31/2013CORREIA(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)3-4L+1058.5 unU111111371
8/1/2013DIAMOND(L)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)2-7L+1507.5 ovO5811180
8/2/2013DEDUNO(R)HOUSTONCOSART(R) 
8/3/2013GIBSON(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L) 
8/4/2013PELFREY(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
8/5/2013CORREIA(R)@ KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R) 
8/6/2013DIAMOND(L)@ KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
8/7/2013DEDUNO(R)@ KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R) 
8/9/2013 @ CHI WHITE SOX  
8/9/2013 @ CHI WHITE SOX  
8/10/2013 @ CHI WHITE SOX  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games36-71-1053-493.80.2350.2915.30.2790.348
Road Games18-34+2.625-253.90.2420.2964.80.2750.342
vs Right-handed Starters26-53-8.239-363.90.2360.2925.30.2850.348
Past 7 Games2-5-0.53-34.60.2310.2894.90.2720.351
Grass Games34-66-9.851-443.90.2370.2935.30.2780.346
Night Games28-47+0.940-324.00.2430.2995.30.2780.348
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2350.29110735618382841050.03382277100368649847812263
Road Games3.90.2420.296521744422140450.031921354643031446446332
Righty Starters3.90.2360.292792649626218860.032922107344348562629254
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.121.5293502221993856515028410-25221461.1%
Road Games4.211.497151.7797115821691067-1010566.7%

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games45-60-0.546-574.00.2420.3084.60.2790.333
Home Games23-27-2.225-254.30.2560.3204.70.2810.329
vs Left-handed Starters9-11+0.611-94.30.2560.3185.10.2780.327
Past 7 Games2-5-1.44-32.90.2120.2784.90.2820.321
Grass Games44-54+3.744-524.10.2440.3124.50.2790.331
Night Games23-39-9.830-324.00.2490.3084.90.2870.340
MINNESOTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2420.3081053609872296950.0340534487734781714712538
Home Games4.30.2560.320501665426144440.032071563641834938275521
Lefty Starters4.30.2560.3182068417559180.03836215851471712167
MINNESOTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.011.183367.71331233182811731913-15281466.7%
Home Games3.221.148170.7716114411521506-613668.4%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
ERIK BEDARD recent results and season statistics
ERIK BEDARD - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games4.281.4473-821103-544997145295---
All Starts4.491.4953-81996.35.15348941350906-13-2.17-10
Road Starts5.791.6561-61151.34.7353360925384-7+0.65-6
Last 3 Starts2.201.1640-3316.35.4741108220-3-30-3
ERIK BEDARD - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/25/2013at TORONTO0-4+1909Loss,UnderL5113016BUEHRLE(L)
7/20/2013SEATTLE2-4+1258Loss,UnderL6.33100510IWAKUMA(R)
7/14/2013at TAMPA BAY0-5+2158.5Loss,UnderL5328026ARCHER(R)

KYLE GIBSON recent results and season statistics
KYLE GIBSON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.211.5302-3633.35.6242340411183-3+1.14-2
Home Starts7.941.7651-1211.35.71010190171-1-0.21-1
Last 3 Starts5.061.4371-13165.3109174682-1+2.43-0
KYLE GIBSON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/28/2013at SEATTLE4-6+1308.5Loss,OverL5557213RAMIREZ(L)
7/23/2013at LA ANGELS10-3+1508.5Win,Over 6225214HANSON(R)
7/14/2013at NY YANKEES10-4+1878.5Win,OverW5325041SABATHIA(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games played at MINNESOTA this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
ERIK BEDARD vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
BEDARD is 2-5 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.597.
His team's record is 5-8 (-5.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-6. (-0.1 units)
ERIK BEDARD recent starts vs. MINNESOTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/20/2012MINNESOTA1-2-1258.5Loss,Under 6114027LIRIANO(L)
8/9/2011at MINNESOTA4-3-1358.5Win,Under 5223046LIRIANO(L)
5/25/2011at MINNESOTA3-0-1107.5Win,UnderW6006014DUENSING(L)

KYLE GIBSON vs. HOUSTON since 1997
No recent starts.
KYLE GIBSON recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring HOUSTON in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1098, -96.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 55.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (207-164, -3.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 49.4% of the time since 1997. (1068-1093, -165.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 53.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (194-166, +7.5 units)
Edge=MINNESOTA
 
The betting public is favoring the OVER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (908-851, -64.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 50.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (119-116, -12.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (853-836, -96.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 43.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (110-143, -49.1 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[2B] 08/01/2013 - Jose Altuve "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins ( Quad )
[CF] 08/01/2013 - Brandon Barnes "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins ( Back )
[RF] 07/27/2013 - J.D. Martinez 15-day DL (7/26) ( Wrist )
[P] 07/16/2013 - Edgar Gonzalez 15-day DL (5/26) ( Shoulder )
[LF] 06/20/2013 - Trevor Crowe 15-day DL (6/20) ( Shoulder )
[C] 03/31/2013 - Alex White 60-day DL (3/30), out for season ( Elbow )
MINNESOTA
[LF] 07/03/2013 - Josh Willingham 15-day DL (7/1), out 4-6 weeks ( Knee )
[RF] 05/27/2013 - Wilkin Ramirez 7-day DL (5/26) ( Concussion )
[RF] 04/17/2013 - Darin Mastroianni 60-day DL (4/16) ( Ankle )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Tim Wood 60-day DL (3/24) ( Shoulder )
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