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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 8/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Minnesota Twins will meet the Houston Astros at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 8:10 PM EDT.

 

The Twins won the first meeting with the Cincinnati Reds but they were beaten last Wednesday following a 5-6 defeat. Minnesota managed to evade a wipe-out against St. Louis last week, winning the second meeting of the three-game series. The Twins are sitting on a 45-63 record and they are last in the AL Central standings of the year.

 

Minnesota managed to hit the clip at .245 BAA and .318 on-base percentage as a team. The Twins collected 502 runs and 156 homers this season and the team is led by Nelson Cruz, who has 19 home runs, .294 BAA, and .370 on-base percentage. Jorge Polanco makes the most hits with 105 and he is leading the RBIs with 56. The projected starter for Minnesota is Griffin Jax, and he has a record of 1-1 with a 6.41 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts this season.

 

  • The Twins are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of the Twins’ last 10 games.

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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Predictions 8/5/2021

 

In Houston’s previous three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, the Astros won the first meeting but they were defeated in the next two games. Houston won the opening match against the LA Dodgers and blanked the team by 3-0. The team improved its record to 65-42 in the league and they are currently leading the AL West standings.

 

The Astros are averaging .267 BAA and .341 on-base percentage with 583 runs and 141 homers. Yuli Gurriel makes the most hits with 117 and he is leading the on-base percentage at .388. Jose Altuve leads the home runs with 25 and Yordarn Alvarez with 69 on the RBIs. Michael Brantley is batting at .330 BAA. The team will send Framber Valdez to the mound, and he is 7-2 with a 3.01 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 66 strikeouts this season.

 

  • The Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 games.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Astros’ last 10 games.

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros. The MLB’s pick is the Houston Astros but the play here is OVER. Minnesota is playing terrible baseball on the road and there’s no doubt that the team will be facing some issues against one of the hottest teams this season. Look for the Houston Astros to win at home with a predicted score of 9-2.

 

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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 8/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM EDT

 

Location: Minute Maid Park

 

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021

 

TV: ATTH

 

MLB ODDS: Houston Astros -260

 

MLB TOTALS: 9

 

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