Two division leaders throw down in the early afternoon on Thursday when the Houston Astros battle the Minnesota Twins on the road. Houston leads in the AL West while Minnesota leads in the AL Central. Who takes this intriguing matchup on May 2? Check out our MLB lines, analysis, and a free pick for Astros-Twins!
How to Bet on Astros vs Twins MLB Odds & Game Preview
Final: #Astros 2, Twins 6
— Houston Astros (@astros) May 2, 2019
- When: Thursday, May 2 at 1:00pm ET
- Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
- TV: ESPN+
- Radio: Houston / Minnesota
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Astros -110, Twins -110
- Over/Under Total Odds: 8
Why Houston Astros are a good bet at +100?
Astros starter Brad Peacock has had his ups and down this season all ready, but he heads to Minnesota after providing his best performance yet in his last start. Peacock faced the Cleveland Indians and threw 6 terrific innings. He gave up only 1 earned run off 4 hits while striking out 7.
Peacock holds the Twins to a .263 batting average. If he can get off to a good start and find a rhythm, he could be very difficult for Minnesota to hit off of. If Peacock struggles, Houston manager A.J. Hinch has a deep bullpen he can turn to.
- Runs/G: 4.77
- BA: .271
- OPS: .820
- HR: 48
- SB: 13
- ERA: 3.37
- WHIP: 1.02
- KS: 284
- Quality Starts: 20
- Errors: 13
Why Minnesota Twins are a good bet at -120?
So far in 2019, Twins starter Jose Berrios has been fantastic. He’s got a 2.97 ERA, a 4-1 record, and a .97 WHIP. Berrios has faced Houston batters 48 times.
Although the Stros hit .333 versus Jose, they have yet to face the 2019 version of Berrios. Minnesota’s starter is on his way to having another fantastic season. It’s hard to see Houston upsetting that on Thursday.
- Runs/G: 5.22
- BA: .257
- OPS: .820
- HR: 50
- SB: 7
- ERA: 4.37
- WHIP: 1.33
- KS: 226
- Quality Starts: 12
- Errors: 14
MLB Betting Trends for Astros vs Twins
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 games versus a right-handed starter
- Astros are 8-0 in Peacock’s last 8 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance
- Astros are 4-1 n Peacock’s last 5 road starts
- Twins are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter
- Twins are 23-5 in Berrio’s last 28 home starts
- Twins are 1-6 in Berrio’s last 7 starts versus the AL West
Astros vs Twins Final MLB Betting Analysis
When Peacock gets good, he usually stays good. That could be the case in this matchup because he was very good in his last start. What should give us even more of a reason to back the Astros is Berrios has had tough times versus AL West teams.
With that being written, Jose Berrios is money at home. Not only that, but the Twins excel against right-handed starters. Hinch does have a deep bullpen. It might not matter if Berrios is mowing them down the way he did in his last start when he struck out 8 Baltimore Orioles. Minnesota is primed to take this game on May 2.
MLB Free Pick: Twins -110