Astros vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Astros vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Minnesota Twins (6-2) seek to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into the finale versus the Houston Astros (3-6) at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday from Target Field. The Astros are favored (-112) by bookmakers to prevent the sweep and pick up their first win of the series.

Hunter Brown gets the starting nod for Houston while Tyler Mahle is Minnesota’s starter for the contest.

Astros vs. Twins Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -112
  • Twins odds to win: -107
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSNX

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Astros and Twins Betting Trends

The Astros have won 42.9% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (3-4).

Houston has a 3-4 record (winning 42.9% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -112 or shorter.

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

Minnesota has played as an underdog of -107 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Astros have had an over/under set by oddsmakers nine times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in seven of those games (7-2-0).

Games involving the Twins have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in three of eight chances this season.

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Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros score the ninth-most runs in baseball (42 total, 4.7 per game).

Houston averages 1.0 home run per game to rank 17th in MLB action with nine total home runs .

The Astros’ .231 batting average ranks 24th in the majors.

Houston’s 9.8 strikeouts per game are the third-most in MLB.

The Astros pitching staff is seventh in MLB with a collective 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

Houston has the 13th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.38).

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Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins rank 21st in the league with 36 total runs scored this season.

Minnesota has hit eight homers this season, which ranks 21st in the majors.

The Twins’ .253 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.

Minnesota has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the ninth-best strikeout rate (8.0 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Twins have an 11.5 K/9 this season as a staff, which is best in baseball.

Minnesota pitchers have a combined ERA of 2.28 ERA this year, second-best in baseball.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Brown (0-0) gets the starting nod for the Astros, his second this season.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (three) and runs batted in (14) this season while batting .310.

Kyle Tucker leads Houston in home runs with three while driving in eight runs and slugging .625.

Jeremy Pena has collected seven base hits, an OBP of .256 and a slugging percentage of .385 this season.

Chas McCormick has collected five hits this season and has an OBP of .346. He’s slugging .409 on the year.

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Twins Key Players to Watch

Mahle will get the start for the Twins, his second of the season.

Trevor Larnach paces the Twins with seven runs batted in while putting up a team-high batting average of .355.

Joey Gallo has put his power on display as he leads his team with three home runs and seven runs batted in.

Kyle Farmer has a double, a home run and a walk while hitting .350.

Byron Buxton is hitting .333 with a double, a triple, a home run and two walks.

Astros and Twins Injuries

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: Max Kepler: 10 Day IL (Knee), 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), Joey Gallo: day-to-day (Side)

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Astros vs. Twins Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Twins 4, Astros 1
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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