Astros vs Twins Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, August 25

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At Minute Maid Park on Thursday, the Houston Astros (three straight victories) take on the Minnesota Twins at 8:10 PM ET. Luis Garcia (10-8) is the starter for the Astros, and Chris Archer (2-6) for the Twins.

Oddsmakers have made the Astros a decent moneyline favorite (-180) at home over the Twins (+153). The game’s total is 8.5.

Astros vs. Twins Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-180)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -107, Under: -113)

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aledmys Díaz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Twins Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Byron Buxton 10 Day Injury List Hip
Ryan Jeffers 10 Day Injury List Thumb
Kyle Garlick 10 Day Injury List Ribs
Trevor Larnach 10 Day Injury List Abdominal
Tyler Mahle 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Cole Sands 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Danny Coulombe 60 Day Injury List Hip
Chris Paddack 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Alex Kirilloff 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Cody Stashak 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Randy Dobnak 60 Day Injury List Finger
Jorge Alcala 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Astros and Twins

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have won 72, or 67.9%, of the 106 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Houston has a record of 32-15, a 68.1% win rate, when favored by -180 or more by oddsmakers this season. The moneyline for this contest implies a 64.3% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 47 of their 125 games with a total this season. The Astros are 66-59-0 against the spread in their 125 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Alex Bregman 121 .265 (56) .368 (19) .473 (31) 3.7% (52) 12.3% (12) 12.9% (9)
Yordan Alvarez 106 .298 (13) .402 (3) .609 (3) 7.0% (3) 20.0% (78) 14.3% (4)
Kyle Tucker 117 .260 (66) .338 (56) .477 (27) 4.7% (24) 15.8% (36) 10.7% (33)
Jose Altuve 107 .278 (33) .367 (22) .501 (15) 4.6% (26) 14.5% (22) 10.6% (36)
Yuli Gurriel 114 .246 (91) .294 (123) .377 (115) 1.5% (122) 12.8% (16) 5.5% (130)

Twins Betting Records and Team Stats

The Twins have been underdogs in 49 games this season and have come away with the win 18 times (36.7%) in those contests. This season, Minnesota has been victorious four times in 13 chances when named as an underdog of at least +153 or worse on the moneyline. The Twins have an implied victory probability of 39.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 56 of their 122 opportunities. The Twins are 52-70-0 against the spread in their 122 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Luis Arraez 110 .325 (2) .391 (6) .435 (61) 1.5% (122) 7.6% (1) 9.5% (49)
Jorge Polanco 101 .237 (109) .346 (43) .403 (92) 3.5% (54) 21.0% (87) 14.3% (4)
Carlos Correa 98 .267 (53) .348 (37) .426 (71) 3.3% (60) 20.6% (82) 10.9% (28)
Gio Urshela 104 .266 (55) .307 (109) .429 (67) 2.8% (85) 16.8% (48) 6.2% (110)
Max Kepler 101 .228 (123) .320 (87) .357 (130) 2.3% (96) 15.3% (33) 11.0% (25)

Astros vs. Twins Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Astros will pick up the victory in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-180). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (8.5 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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