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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 8/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The second installment of a four-game set will take place at Minute Maid Park between the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros on Friday night.  Minnesota leads the series after winning the opener by 2 runs.  Houston leads the AL West division at 65-44.  Minnesota is last in the AL Central division at 46-63 with 17 games on the back of division leader Chicago White Sox.


The Minnesota Twins hope to build on their 5-3 victory against the Astros.  Griffin Jax’s solid start, the two runs from Andrelton Simmons, plus the early lead handed the Twins the win in the series opener.   The Twin’s batting is top 10 in the league with an average of .245.  They are 12th in 507 runs scored and 13th in on-base percentage at .318.  The Twins struggled at the mound posting a team ERA of 4.89, 27th in the league, and a WHIP of 1.34, 18th in the league.  They allow the opponents to bat at an average of .259 which is 28th in the league.  DH Nelson Cruz leads the team with a .294 batting average, 19 homers, and a .370 on-base percentage.  SS Jorge Polanco leads with 57 RBIs and 106 hits.  Bailey Ober gets the ball for the Twins on Friday night.  The right-hander is 1-1 with a 4.94 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season.  This is a second career start for Ober against the Astros.


  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games against Houston.

  • Minnesota is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road against Houston.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road.

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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Predictions 8/6/2021


Houston will look to rebound from their recent loss and add to their winning record after taking the victory in four of their last nine games.  The Astros continue to dominate at the plate, getting the no.1 rank in batting at .265, runs scored at 591, and on-base percentage at .339 in MLB. The Astros’ team ERA is 3.73, 10th in the league, and they allow the opponents to bat at an average of .225 which is top 4 in the league.  LF Michael Brantley leads the Astros with a .331 batting average. 1B Yuli Gurriel leads with a .388 OBP and a team-high 117 hits.  2B Jose Altuve leads with 25 home runs while DH Yordan Alvarez leads with 71 RBIs.  Houston will send Zack Greinke to the mound for Friday’s match.  The righty is 10-3  with an ERA of 3.65 and 97 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Twins, Greinke is 5-9 with a 4.64 ERA and 102 strikeouts.


  • Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home.

  • The Houston Astros are 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home against Minnesota.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against Minnesota.

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Houston Astros.  The play here is OVER.  The OVER cashed in six of the Astros’ last eight and in each of the Twins’ last four.  Houston is going to bounce back especially with Greinke starting here.  Greinke has been pitching well all season long while Ober is still finding his bearings in the big league.  Taking the game at home is the Houston Astros.  Final Score Prediction and Play is OVER 9-3.


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Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 8/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET


Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston


Date: Friday, August 06, 2021


TV: SportsNet SW


MLB Odds: Houston Astros -250


MLB Totals: 9.0


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