Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins odds, picks and predictions


The Houston Astros (19-11) seek their 9th win in a row when they take on the Minnesota Twins (18-12) Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:40 p.m. ET at Target Field. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Astros vs. Twins odds with MLB picks and predictions.

Season series: Astros lead 1-0

Houston won Tuesday’s game 5-0 and has allowed a total of just 8 runs during its 8-game win streak.

The Twins have also been hot with a 14-4 record over their last 18 games after a slow start.

Astros at Twins projected starters

RHP Jose Urquidy vs. RHP Chris Archer

Jose Urquidy (2-1, 4.56 ERA) makes his 6th start. He has a 1.36 WHIP, 1.4 BB/9 and 5.6 K/9 through 25 2/3 IP.

  • Is showing pinpoint control but not missing a lot of bats, with 3 strikeouts or fewer in 4 of his 5 outings.
  • Has surrendered 11 earned runs and 3 home runs across 14 IP while striking out 10 in 3 road starts.

Archer (0-0, 3.26 ERA) makes his 6th start of the season. He has a 1.29 WHIP, 4.2 BB/9 and 9.3 K/9 through 19 1/3 IP.

  • He has held the opposition to 2 earned runs or fewer in each start but has yet to make it through the 5th inning.
  • He recorded season-highs in both strikeouts (6) and swinging strikes (13) last time out against Baltimore.

Astros at Twins odds and lines

  • Money line (ML): Astros -130 (bet $130 to win $100) | Twins +105 (bet $100 to win $105)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Astros -1.5 (+125) | Twins +1.5 (-155)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (O: -105 | U: -120)

Astros at Twins picks and predictions


Astros 5, Twins 4

Money line

The Astros have been red hot and they are 10-7 in road games on the season. Archer has already served up 5 home runs in 19 1/3 IP, and the Houston bats should be able to do some damage against him. Side with the ASTROS (-130).

Run line/Against the spread

The Astros have had their fair share of tight games, as 12 of their 30 games, including 7 of their wins, have been decided by just a single run. This sets up as another close one and there’s not enough value in the run line even though the Astros should come out on top PASS.


The Under is 4-0-1 in Minnesota’s last five contests and 13-2 in Houston’s last 15 games. However, both of these starting pitchers have displayed marginal skills this season.

Urquidy isn’t missing bats, Archer is walking a lot of batters, and both are allowing a lot of loud contact. Despite the recent trends, look for this total to go OVER 8.5 (-105).

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