The Houston Astros will host the Minnesota Twins in the second game of the ALDS on Sunday at 8:03 PM ET, live on FS1 from Minute Maid Park. The Twins will look to bounce back after falling behind in the series in Game 1. The Astros are -136 favorites to pick up the win, while the underdog Twins have +115 odds on the moneyline.
Houston’s Framber Valdez and Minnesota’s Pablo Lopez have been named the starters for this contest.
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Astros and Twins Betting Trends
The Astros have won 52.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (62-57).
Houston has gone 44-40 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -136 or shorter (52.4% winning percentage).
The Twins have been underdogs in 51 games this season and won 20 (39.2%) of those contests.
Minnesota has a record of 9-16, a 36% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +115 or more by bookmakers this season.
The Astros have combined with opponents to go over the total 84 times this season for an 84-74-5 record against the over/under.
Games involving the Twins have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 82 of 165 chances this season.
Astros Stats & Insights
The Astros are the fifth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.1 runs per game (827 total).
Houston averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank seventh in baseball with 222 total home runs.
The Astros have the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.259).
Houston strikes out 7.7 times per game, the third-best mark in baseball.
The pitching staff for the Astros has a collective 9.1 K/9, the seventh-best in the majors.
Houston has the eighth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.93).
Twins Stats & Insights
The Twins have scored the 10th-most runs in the league this season with 778.
Minnesota has hit 233 homers this season, which ranks third in the majors.
The Twins have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 21st among MLB teams.
Minnesota is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking last with an average of 10.2 strikeouts per game.
The Twins strike out a league-high 9.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff.
Minnesota pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.87 ERA this year, fifth-best in baseball.
Astros Key Players to Watch
Valdez gets the start for the Astros, his 32nd of the season. He is 12-11 with a 3.45 ERA and 200 strikeouts through 198 2/3 innings pitched.
Kyle Tucker leads Houston in runs batted in with 112 while batting .284, which is also best on the team.
Alex Bregman has collected 163 hits this season and has an OBP of .363. He’s slugging .441 on the year.
Yordan Alvarez’s 31 home runs lead all Houston hitters, and he’s slugging .578.
Jose Altuve has 112 hits and an OBP of .393 to go with a slugging percentage of .522 this season.
Twins Key Players to Watch
Lopez (11-8) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his 33rd start of the season.
Max Kepler has put up a team-best 24 home runs and 66 runs batted in.
Carlos Correa is batting .230 to lead his team.
Willi Castro has 18 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 34 walks while hitting .257.
Edouard Julien is hitting .260 with 16 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 64 walks.
Astros and Twins Injuries
Astros: Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
Twins: Joey Gallo: 10 Day IL (Foot), Byron Buxton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Dallas Keuchel: 15 Day IL (Calf), Jovani Moran: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Mahle: 60 Day IL (Arm), Nick Gordon: 60 Day IL (Shin), Jose Miranda: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), José De León: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Oliver Ortega: 60 Day IL (Back), Matt Canterino: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)