Astros vs. Twins - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (8-18) at Houston Astros (8-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Alex Meyer (0-0) (18.00) vs. C McHugh (2-3) (6.65)
The Line: Houston Astros -171 / Minnesota Twins +161 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins could use a road win after losing six of their last nine games. The Twins issue continues to be with a pitching staff that’s allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Twins have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 30 hits, Miguel Sano has 11 RBI and Byung Ho Park has six home runs. Alex Meyer gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 18.00 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Meyer’s first career game against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros could also use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored just four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 31 hits, Colby Rasmus has 20 RBI and George Springer has five home runs. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 6.65 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League West. The Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 19-7 in McHughs last 26 home starts.
The Astros are easily the better team here and have the better pitcher on the mound, but they're not worth the insane juice they're getting here. This pick is more of a fade from a Houston team that continues to struggle. I'll take the Twins and the big plus money.