Twins vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Twins vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Minnesota Twins will take the field against the Houston Astros (3-5) on Saturday. The game begins at 2:10 PM ET on BSN, with the Twins listed as -116 favorites on the moneyline.

Minnesota’s Joe Ryan and Houston’s Luis Garcia have been named the starters for this contest.

Twins vs. Astros Odds

  • Twins odds to win: -116
  • Astros odds to win: -103
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSN

Who Will Win Twins vs. Astros?

Twins and Astros Betting Trends

The Twins have been the moneyline favorite six total times this season. They’ve finished 5-1 in those games.

Minnesota has a 5-1 record (winning 83.3% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -116 or shorter.

The Astros lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Houston has played as an underdog of -103 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Twins have combined with opponents to go over the total two times this season for a 2-4-1 record against the over/under.

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

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Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins rank 22nd in runs scored with 27, 3.9 per game.

Minnesota ranks 23rd in baseball with six total home runs.

The Twins have the 21st-ranked batting average in the majors (.240).

Minnesota strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 10th in the majors.

The Twins pitching staff ranks second in MLB with a collective 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Minnesota has a 1.74 team ERA that leads all MLB pitching staffs.

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Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking 10th with 36 total runs this season.

Houston ranks 18th in Major League Baseball with seven home runs.

The Astros rank 22nd in MLB with a .235 team batting average.

Houston ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Astros strike out 10 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-best in MLB.

Houston pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.77 ERA this year, which ranks 11th in MLB.

Twins Key Players to Watch

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

Trevor Larnach has been key for Minnesota with nine hits, an OBP of .438 plus a slugging percentage of .519.

Joey Gallo is batting .222 this season with a team-high three home runs and seven RBI.

Ryan Jeffers has four hits this season and a slash line of .444/.500/.889.

Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with a .360 batting average.

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Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros will send Garcia to the mound for his second start of the season.

Kyle Tucker has put up a team-high three home runs.

Yordan Alvarez’s 10 runs batted in are a team-high mark.

Jeremy Pena is hitting .171 with two doubles, a home run and two walks.

Chas McCormick is hitting .222 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), Joey Gallo: day-to-day (Side soreness)

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)

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Twins vs. Astros Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Twins 5, Astros 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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