Astros vs. Twins Prediction

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins 5/2/19, Prediction & Odds

The Houston Astros are only 8-10 on the road this season and struggled at the plate last night. Can Houston bounce back in today's series finale at the Minnesota Twins?

Game Snapshot

959 Houston Astros at 960 Minnesota Twins

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Target Field at 12PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -109 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Twins are a -101 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8 runs. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets are coming in on host Minnesota. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Astros unable to muster enough offense

Houston did not score until the ninth inning Wednesday night in a 6-2 defeat at Minnesota to drop to 18-13 overall and 8-10 on the road. The Astros trailed 6-0 in the ninth inning before scoring their two runs. Jose Altuve paced Houston by going 2-for-4 with a double. Aledmys Diaz was 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Tyler White finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Collin McHugh suffered the loss as he gave up four earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk over six innings. Brad Peacock draws the start this afternoon as he comes in with a 2-1 record, 3.67 ERA, 1.00 WHIP plus 24 strikeouts over 27 innings.

Schoop powers Twins to win

Jonathan Schoop broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday night at home as Minnesota topped Houston by a count of 6-2. It was the only hit for Schoop in three at-bats. Jorge Polanco ended the contest 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Nelson Cruz finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Martin Perez was stellar on the mound as he threw eight innings of four-hit shutout ball, striking out seven and walking two. Jose Berrios will take the mound for Minnesota today and comes in with a 4-1 record, 2.97 ERA, 0.97 WHIP plus 41 strikeouts over 39 1/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Houston

The Astros are 63-31 in their last 94 road games. Houston is 1-5 in its last six Thursday games.

Minnesota

The Twins are 5-1 in their last six games overall. Minnesota is 23-5 in Berrios' last 28 starts. 

Prediction:

The Astros' offense has struggled in two of the three games in this series and Berrios has found his groove through the first month. Minnesota had success against Peacock a couple weeks ago and boast many potent left-handed bats, which is a much weaker matchup for the righty. I'm taking the Twins as they have been playing solid baseball and are in a good spot to ride their young ace to a victory.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA TWINS -101

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