Houston At Minnesota MLB Winning Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,May 29, 2017 3:45, EST in

The Houston Astros may be looking like the best team in baseball right now, but they’ll have their hands completely full when they hit they hit the road to take on a Minnesota Twins team that has been pleasantly surprising in its own right this season.

Can the Twins hold it down at home in Game 2 of their three-game set on Tuesday night, or will the streaking ‘Stros get it done as road warriors? Let’s find out more about the latest MLB betting odds now!

In Depth Analysis On The Houston Astros At Minnesota Twins MLB Winning Predictions

When: Tuesday, May 30 at 8:10 PM ET
Where: Target Field
TV: ROOTSW, FSNO
Live Stream: MLB.TV
Probable Pitchers: Houston – Mike Fiers – R (5.21 ERA) / Minnesota – Jose Berrios – R (1.66 ERA)
MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins Moneyline -130

 

 

Why Bet the Houston Astros

The best reason to bet on Houston in this contest is that they’re riding a nice, four-game winning streak into the series opener on Monday and have the statistical edge over Minnesota in every significant statistical area except defense.  Another great reason to back Houston is that the Astros have compiled a stellar 15-6 mark on the road this season and have won each of their last four road dates. Last but not least, Houston is looking good because they rank third in team batting average (.269) and an even more impressive second in team ERA (3.41).

Why Bet the Minnesota Twins

Why Bet the Minnesota Twins

The Twins are looking good in this contest because they’ve just been rock-solid in going 5-2 over their last seven games and 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Minnesota will also have their fair share of motivation after dropping two of three against Tampa Bay over the weekend. Minnesota has been solid, if not necessarily outstanding in ranking a modest 16th in scoring (4.57 rpg) and 14th in team ERA (4.14). The Twins also don’t beat themselves as they’ve made just 17 errors on the season to rank fourth in all of baseball.

Expert Analysis and Predictions

I know Houston is playing phenomenal baseball right now, but with starting pitcher Mike Fiers (1-2, 5.21 ERA) struggling the way he has been lately, I believe the Minnesota Twins are the right pick to get the convincing home win.

Fiers hit the new week tied with Bronson Arroyo for the MLB lead with 18 homers allowed and was pulled from the starting rotation following his last start. Fiers has only been reinserted back into the rotation because Charlie Morton was forced to go on the 10-day disabled list with a lat strain. Fiers was sent to the Astros’ bullpen for one day, Saturday, before being brought back to the starting rotation to replace Charlie Morton (10-day DL) in this matchup.

With Twins right-hander Jose Berrios going 3-0 with a fantastic 1.66 ERA in his first three starts this season, I’m thinking the Houston Astros will go down pretty hard in this contest. After beginning the season in Triple-A, Berrios has given up just four runs in 21.2 innings of work while limiting the opposition to a paltry .111 batting average.

Minnesota has won four straight games with Berrios on the mound and Mike Fiers has been so awful he wouldn’t even be making this start if Charlie Morton wasn’t injured. The Twins hold it down at home people to get the Run Line cover.

Pick: Minnesota 6 Houston 2