Astros vs Twins ALDS Game 2: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Sunday, October 8

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The Houston Astros are at home for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at 8:03 PM ET at Minute Maid Park. The Astros have a 1-0 series lead. The Astros will hand the ball to Framber Valdez (12-11), and the Twins will turn to Pablo Lopez (11-8).

With the Twins (+119) visiting, the Astros (-142) are a solid favorite on the moneyline. The total for the Astros-Twins game is 8.

Astros vs. Twins Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-142)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -116)

When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Twins

  • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:03 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Luis Garcia 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Lance McCullers Jr. 60-Day Injured List Forearm

Twins Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Dallas Keuchel 15-Day Injured List Calf
Jovani Moran 60-Day Injured List Forearm
Tyler Mahle 60-Day Injured List Elbow
José De León 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Oliver Ortega 60-Day Injured List Back
Jose Miranda 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Nick Gordon 60-Day Injured List Shin
Matt Canterino 60-Day Injured List Elbow

Last Time Out: Astros and Twins

Yesterday, the Astros claimed a 6-4 win over the Twins, with Justin Verlander (6.0 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 6 K) earning the win for the Astros. Yordan Alvarez went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI to lead the offense. Bailey Ober (3.0 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 K) picked up the loss for the Twins.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have been favored 119 times and won 63, or 52.9%, of those games. Houston is 41-37 this season when entering a game favored by -142 or more on the moneyline. The Astros have a 58.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 85 of their 163 games with a total this season. The Astros are 81-82-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Kyle Tucker 157 .284 (18) .369 (15) .517 (12) 4.3% (32) 13.8% (9) 12% (22)
Alex Bregman 161 .262 (66) .363 (20) .441 (70) 3.5% (65) 12% (7) 12.7% (17)
Yordan Alvarez 114 .290 (-) .405 (-) .578 (-) 6.3% (-) 18.5% (-) 13.9% (-)
Jose Altuve 90 .311 (-) .393 (-) .522 (-) 4.1% (-) 17.3% (-) 10.7% (-)
Jeremy Pena 149 .267 (52) .327 (70) .385 (116) 1.6% (126) 20.5% (64) 6.8% (95)

Twins Betting Records and Team Stats

The Twins have won in 20, or 39.2%, of the 51 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Minnesota has come away with a win nine times in 24 chances when named as an underdog of at least +119 or longer on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Twins have a 45.7% chance of pulling out a win. Contests with Minnesota have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 82 of 165 chances this season. The Twins are 83-82-0 against the spread in their 165 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Max Kepler 127 .260 (-) .332 (-) .484 (-) 4.9% (-) 21.6% (-) 9.2% (-)
Carlos Correa 133 .230 (126) .312 (107) .399 (108) 3.1% (86) 22.6% (86) 10.2% (40)
Willi Castro 112 .257 (-) .339 (-) .411 (-) 2.2% (-) 24.3% (-) 8.4% (-)
Edouard Julien 107 .260 (-) .378 (-) .456 (-) 3.9% (-) 31.4% (-) 15.7% (-)
Royce Lewis 58 .309 (-) .372 (-) .548 (-) 6.3% (-) 23% (-) 8.4% (-)

Astros vs. Twins Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Astros will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-142). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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