Twins vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Twins vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

Kyle Tucker leads the Houston Astros (3-4) into Friday’s matchup with the Minnesota Twins (4-2) on a two-game homer streak. His Astros are underdogs for the contest, however, with bookmakers naming the Twins as -134 moneyline favorites. The game starts at 4:10 PM ET from Target Field, live on BSN.

Sonny Gray starts for Minnesota while Jose Urquidy is Houston’s starter for the contest.

Twins vs. Astros Odds

  • Twins odds to win: -134
  • Astros odds to win: +114
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSN

Who Will Win Twins vs. Astros?

Twins and Astros Betting Trends

The Twins have been favored on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve gone 4-1 in those games.

Minnesota has played three times as moneyline favorites with odds of -134 or shorter, and won in each game.

The Astros have not played a game this season while listed as the underdog.

Houston has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +114.

The Twins have played in six games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total two times (2-3-1).

The Astros and their opponents have gone over the total this season in six of their seven opportunities.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins are the 20th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.0 runs per game (24 total).

Minnesota ranks 17th in MLB play with six home runs. They average 1.0 per game.

The Twins are 22nd in MLB with a .230 batting average.

Minnesota strikes out 7.7 times per game to rank seventh in the majors.

The 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Twins pitching staff ranks fifth in MLB.

Minnesota has a 1.90 team ERA that ranks first across all MLB pitching staffs.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking ninth with 34 total runs this season.

Houston has hit seven homers this season, which ranks 14th in the majors.

The Astros have a team batting average of .248 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.

Houston ranks 17th with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.

The Astros have a 9.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, sixth-best in baseball.

Houston pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.02 ERA this year, which ranks 12th in MLB.

Twins Key Players to Watch

Gray (1-0) pitches for the Twins to make his second start of the season.

Trevor Larnach leads Minnesota in batting average (.391) this season.

Joey Gallo leads Minnesota in home runs (three) and runs batted in (seven) this season while batting .235.

Ryan Jeffers is slashing .444/.500/.889 this season for the Twins.

Byron Buxton has seven hits and an OBP of .409 to go with a slugging percentage of .500 this season.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Urquidy will take to the mound for the Astros, his second start of the season.

Tucker leads the Astros with three home runs.

Yordan Alvarez’s 10 RBI and .348 batting average both lead his team.

Jeremy Pena is hitting .200 with two doubles, a home run and two walks.

Chas McCormick is hitting .286 with a double, a home run and three walks.

Twins and Astros Injuries

Twins: Gilberto Celestino: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Knee), Josh Winder: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Max Kepler: day-to-day (Knee)

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Blake Taylor: 15 Day IL (Elbow)

Twins vs. Astros Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Twins 3, Astros 1
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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