Astros vs. Twins Pick
Can the Minnesota Twins possibly upset the Houston Astros again when these two meet up this afternoon at 1:10PM ET?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Location: Target Field – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 42 degrees, 8mph Winds
Time: 1:10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Houston is favored on the road today, as the Astros are getting odds of -180 to win against Minnesota. The Twins are getting a money line of +155 at home. The over/under total is currently listed at 8.5 runs.
The pitching matchup for today has Lance McCullers Jr. on the mound for the Astros to face Kyle Gibson of the Twins. McCullers is 1-1 through two starts with a 3.48 ERA. He has allowed four earned runs over 10.1 innings on 11 hits with four walks and 17 strikeouts. Gibson is off to a good start this year, as he has allowed one earned run over 10.1 innings with nine strikeouts and six walks. He has a 1-0 record.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public betting for this game is behind the Astros. Houston is getting 68 percent of the wagers on the road against the Twins.
Neither team has nobody new listed on the injury report for today’s contest. Eddie Rosario is expected to be rested by the Twins today.
Houston won the first game of the series on Monday, 2-0, but the Twins answered with a 4-1 win on Tuesday. Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings to get the win for Minnesota. He allowed just one run on five hits. The Minnesota bullpen pitched three innings and allowed only two hits. Dallas Keuchel lasted just four innings for the Astros, as he fell to 0-2 on the season. He allowed three runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts.
Joe Mauer had a pair of hits and drove in two runs to lead the Twins at the plate. Robbie Grossman added a double for Minnesota. Houston was led by Jose Altuve, who had a pair of hits, as did J.D. Davis.
The Astros haven’t been hitting all that well in this series and Gibson has looked good on the mound thus far. McCullers hasn’t been too bad himself, but give the odds are so in favor of the Astros, I think I will take my chances on Gibson at home. He hasn’t been giving up many hits and the Astros haven’t been doing much hitting.
MLB PREDICTIONS: MINNESOTA TWINS +155