Twins vs. Astros MLB Prediction
After splitting their two-game series in L.A. with the Dodgers, the Astros return home on Thursday night to open a four-game set with the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. The under has been profitable in previous meetings between these two teams but will that be the case again tonight?
923 Minnesota Twins (+207) at 924 Houston Astros (-229); o/u 9.5
8:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, August 5, 2021
Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Minnesota Twins DFS Notes
Luis Arraez reached base in all five plate appearances and scored a run Wednesday in Cincinnati. Arraez has been moved from the leadoff spot to the middle of the Twins' lineup of late, getting the start in the cleanup spot in this one. He singled twice, doubled and drew a couple walks Wednesday, scoring after a free pass during the Twins' four-run eighth inning. Arraez certainly isn't your typical cleanup guy with his lack of power, but he's now sporting a .310 average and .375 on-base percentage.
Houston Astros DFS Notes
Kyle Tucker went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Tucker drove in the second run of the game for Houston with an RBI single off of Max Scherzer in the fourth inning. Down by four runs in the ninth, Tucker did his part to try to bring the Astros back by taking Kenley Jansen deep for a two-run shot. The 24-year-old outfielder is up to 21 homers on the year to go with a .278/.338/.531 slash line, 67 RBI, and ten steals over 395 plate appearances.
Twins vs. Astros MLB Betting Prediction
The under has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams, but the over is a perfect 4-0 in the Twins’ last four games overall. The over is also 21-5-1 in their last 27 games as a road underdog, is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a loss and is 22-8-1 in their last 31 games as an underdog. On the other side, the over is 6-2 in the Astros’ last eight games overall, is 6-2 in their last eight games as a favorite and is 16-6 in their last 22 games when they’re playing the opener of a new series.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TWINS/ASTROS OVER 9.5