Astros vs Twins Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Tuesday, August 23

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A series opener between the Minnesota Twins (62-58) and Houston Astros (78-45) is on deck Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET, at Minute Maid Park. The starting pitchers are Justin Verlander (15-3) for the Astros, and Aaron Sanchez for the Twins.

Bookmakers have made the Astros a strong favorite at home (-345) to beat the Twins (+280). The game’s over/under is 8.

Astros vs. Twins Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-345)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -111, Under: -109)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 23, 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
Kyle Garlick 10 Day Injury List Ribs
Alex Kirilloff 10 Day Injury List Wrist
Trevor Larnach 10 Day Injury List Abdominal
Ryan Jeffers 10 Day Injury List Thumb
Tyler Mahle 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Miguel Sanó 60 Day Injury List Knee
Danny Coulombe 60 Day Injury List Hip
Kenta Maeda 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Chris Paddack 60 Day Injury List Elbow
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

The Astros won their last contest versus the Braves by a 5-4 score Tuesday, with Jose Urquidy picking up the win pitching throwing seven innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out six. Mauricio Dubon went 2-for-5 to lead them offensively.

The Twins lost to the Rangers yesterday, with Sonny Gray registering the loss while throwing six innings, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out six. Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with a triple to lead the Twins’ offense.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have entered the game as favorites 104 times this season and won 70, or 67.3%, of those games. Houston has entered three games this season favored by -345 or more, and won each of those games. The Astros have a 77.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 47 of their 123 games with a total this season. The Astros are 64-59-0 ATS in their 123 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 104 .297 (16) .400 (3) .611 (3) 7.2% (3) 20.1% (79) 14.4% (4)
Alex Bregman 119 .261 (64) .366 (21) .466 (35) 3.6% (49) 12.3% (12) 12.9% (9)
Kyle Tucker 115 .260 (67) .339 (58) .475 (30) 4.8% (21) 15.9% (37) 10.9% (30)
Jose Altuve 105 .275 (39) .364 (22) .492 (18) 4.4% (32) 14.8% (24) 10.8% (34)
Yuli Gurriel 112 .247 (91) .295 (122) .380 (113) 1.6% (118) 13.1% (16) 5.4% (130)

Twins Betting Records and Team Stats

The Twins have been underdogs in 47 games this season and have come away with the win 18 times (38.3%) in those contests. This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given Minnesota this season with a +280 moneyline set for this game. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Twins have a 26.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Contests with Minnesota have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 56 of 120 chances this season. The Twins are 52-68-0 against the spread in their 120 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 108 .327 (2) .391 (6) .437 (57) 1.5% (124) 7.7% (1) 9.2% (59)
Jorge Polanco 99 .236 (110) .345 (43) .403 (92) 3.5% (52) 20.7% (85) 14.3% (5)
Byron Buxton 93 .224 (124) .306 (109) .526 (10) 7.3% (2) 30.4% (139) 8.9% (65)
Carlos Correa 96 .269 (46) .352 (30) .431 (66) 3.4% (57) 20.5% (81) 11.1% (26)
Gio Urshela 102 .266 (54) .306 (109) .431 (66) 2.9% (79) 16.4% (45) 6.1% (113)

Astros vs. Twins Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Astros will pick up the win in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-345). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see 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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