Naturally the Houston Astros were a top baseball odds today choice to win the American League pennant. Owing to one of the best pitching staffs in Major League Baseball does Houston always have a chance. By contrast Minnesota wins games with plenty of lumber. Run production is the strength of the Twins. Of great concern to Minnesota’s long-term playoff prospects is an inconsistent pitching staff. But the Twins were leading the Central Division after a month of play. So too was Minnesota one of the surprise teams in the American League. Most important of all they are in the black!
Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Houston Probable Starting Pitcher and Bullpen
Now right hander Colin McHugh is the probable starter for the Astros in this matchup. Despite a 3-2 record McHugh has had a rough start to the season with a 4.78 earned run average and 1.06 WHIP. Houston does boast the second-best bullpen in Major League Baseball. Extending that success is right hander Roberto Osuna with seven saves. Osuna has a stellar 0.73 earned run average and 0.24 WHIP.
Minnesota Starting Pitcher and Bullpen
Left hander Martin Perez in the probable starter for the Twins. In like manner to McHugh, Perez is 3-0 with a 4.44 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. Minnesota’s bullpen ranks 16th in MLB. Blake Parker has posted four saves and a 1.23 ERA. However, he has missed the last week of action due to illness. As a result, Taylor Rogers has filled in with three saves and a 2.13 ERA.
Certainly, second baseman Jose Altuve is the marquee man for Houston. Altuve has a slugging percentage of .663 with nine home runs and 20 runs batted in. Late center fielder George Springer has been powering up for the Astros. Springer has eight home runs, six doubles, 22 runs batted in with a .551 slugging percentage. And Springer’s 1.045 OPS leads the team.
By contrast left fielder Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with 11 home runs, five doubles, and 24 runs batted in. Short stop Jorge Polanco has a 1.187 OPS, .334 batting average, six doubles, three triples and five home runs. Additionally, Polanco has scored 15 runs and driven in 10.
Astros and Twins vs. Odds
Minnesota is 15-9 with baseball odds today and has gone 14-10 over the total. Fashion that the Twins have won seven of their last 10 games. Contrarily Houston has cooled off with only three wins in their last eight games. Overall the Astros are 16-11 with 10-16-1 under the total.
Head to Head vs. Spread
Houston has won seven of their last nine offshore betting matchups at Minnesota. Only two of the last nine between these teams at Target Field stayed under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation you have two top contenders for baseball odds today. As was previously noted Houston has better pitching than the Twins. Encompassing their appeal is the record they have at Target Field.
Astros vs. Twins MLB Betting Odds Picks
On this occasion the Houston Astros bring the more complete team.
Astros vs. Twins MLB Betting Online Pick: Houston Astros
Astros vs. Twins MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Astros 4, Twins 3
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