Astros vs. Twins Game 1 Prediction

Astros vs. Twins, 9/29/30 MLB Playoffs Betting Predictions

The first game of the 2020 MLB Postseason will take place in Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon when the Twins host the Astros at 2:08 p.m. ET. Will Houston pull off the upset in Game 1?

Game Snapshot

933 Houston Astros (+153) vs. 934 Minnesota Twins (-165); o/u 7.5

2:08 p.m. ET, Tuesday, September 29, 2020

American League Wild Card Round, Game 1

Houston Astros DFS Spin

Jose Altuve belted a solo home run as the Astros fell to the Rangers in Sunday's regular season finale. Altuve tagged Rangers starter Jordan Lyles for his solo shot in the opening inning. He also drew a walk in the game, finishing the day 1-for-2 with a pair of runs scored. The 30-year-old had an extremely disappointing season at the plate, slashing .219/.286/.344 with five homers, 18 RBI and two stolen bases in 48 games.

Minnesota Twins DFS Spin

Josh Donaldson (calf) took batting practice at Target Field on Monday. Byron Buxton (head) also participated in some elements of Monday's team workout. Donaldson sat out the final two games of the regular season after experiencing cramping in his right calf on Friday, but it looks like he has a good shot to be in the Twins' starting lineup for their postseason opener Tuesday afternoon against the Astros. The veteran third baseman put up an .842 OPS with six home runs in 28 games this summer.

Astros vs. Twins Betting Prediction

Now that the schedule has turned from the regular season to the postseason, it’s time to start fading the Twins and backing the teams like the Astros that know how to get it done in the playoffs. Minnesota is an ugly 3-23 in its last 26 playoff games and is winless at 0-11 in its last 11 home playoff games. Meanwhile, the Astros are 5-0 in their last five playoff games as an underdog and have won five of their last six postseason games on the road. The capper is that the ‘Stros have beaten the Twins in 15 of the last 22 meetings between these two teams.



MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 6 Prediction Game 6 between the Rays and Dodgers will take place on Tuesday night at 8:08 p.m. ET from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas as L.A. attempts to win its first...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Rays Game 3 Prediction With the series evened at one game apiece, the Dodgers and Rays will meet in Game 3 of the 2020 World Series on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. With the Dodgers once...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 2 Prediction The Dodgers took Game 1 of the 2020 World Series 8-3 and cashed as a large favorite over the underdog Rays. The over also hit easily as L.A.’s bats came alive in the...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1 Prediction Game 1 of the 2020 World Series takes place tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX as the Dodgers take on the Rays at 8:09 p.m. ET. With Tyler Glasnow set to...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Rays Game 6 Prediction The Astros have rallied back in the ALCS to win a pair of games but they still trail the Rays three games to two and still face elimination on Friday evening when...