Minnesota Twins VS Houston Astros

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09/29/2020

ABC

Spread: Minnesota Twins -138

Over/Under: 7.5

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The Houston Astros will take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 2:00 P.M, ET.

This will be the 1st match in this best-of-3 wildcard American League series. The Twins end the regular season on the 2nd spot in the American League with a 36-24 record and are 1st in the AL Central Division.

The squad lost their last regular season game as well as the series against the Reds. Offensively the team is good but they need to keep it consistent heading over into the postseason. The team ranks 18th in terms of BAA at .242 while making 269 total runs this year. Pitching wise they have no problems since the team has the 4th best record in the league with a team ERA of 3.58. Nelson Cruz leads the offensive for the team with 56 hits, 33 RBIs, and 16 homers at a .303 BAA. Eddie Rosario has a team-high of 43 RBIs for the team this season. The squad recorded 6-4 in their last 10 games and  11-3 in their last 14 home games. Kenta Maeda will start for the Twins in the 1st wild card match and he has a record of 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA. 

Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 9/29/2020

Houston are back in the playoffs but they are having a terrible season with downgrades on both sides of the ball compared to last year. The Astros are allowing 4.31 earned runs per game and which ranks 13th in the league. Their offense is decent but far from last year where they ranked 1st in team BAA but they land in the 20th spot this season at .240 with 279 runs made. Kyle Tucker had a great year where he led Houston’s offense with 56 hits, 42 RBIs, and 9 homers while George Springer has 14 home runs for the team. The squad is 4-6 in their last 10 games and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Astros ranked 8th in the American League with a 29-31 record and are 2nd in the AL West Division.  Zack Greinke will be on the mound for game 1. He records 3-3 with a 4.03 ERA this season.

Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins. MLB’s pick for game 1 is the Minnesota Twins -138. The Twins played better this season while the Astros just made it to the postseason. Maeda is doing Minnesota a solid this season while Greinke had a decent run this season. Houston is weaker than what they were last year which is why the Twins are the best pick in this wild card series. The Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 road games against the Twins. Minnesota will clobber the Astros to a predicted score of 6-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 2:00 P.M, ET

Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

TV: ABC

MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins -138

MLB Total: 7.5

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