Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins 5-12-22

Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros (19-11) will rung up the Minnesota Twins batters (18-12) in Game 3 of the AL Inter-Division three-game competition at Target Field in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 4:10 PM ET.

 

Houston will be facing Minnesota on Thursday afternoon after their scheduled Wednesday match was suspended. The Astros took game 1 in a 5-0 shutout win on Tuesday.

 

Houston is in 2nd place at 19-11 in the American League West Division with a .633 team percentage and one contest behind first place after scoring 115 runs while allowing 94 for a +21 run difference over the course of the season.

 

In winning game 1, 3B Alex Bergman earned 2 runs batted in on 2 hits with a walk for the Astros while starter Justin Verlander finished 8.0 innings in yielding just one hit and 2 free bases while fanning out 5 Minnesota batters.

 

Houston has been rung up 244 times but awarded 114 bases on balls while averaging 3.8 runs per outing that ranked 21st in the league. They acquired 113 RBIs, 115 runs, and 212 base knocks with 44 two-baggers as a unit and drove 36 balls over the perimeter.

 

The Astros owned an OBP at .300 and slugging .378 while averaging .217 at the plate this season. Right-handed Pitcher Luis Garcia will be climbing up the hill to start for Houston versus Minnesota on Thursday. Garcia is 2-1 with 3.45 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP with 28 strikeouts while giving away 18 hits, 7 walks, and 5 homers in 28.2 innings of work this year.

 

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Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 5/12/2022

 

The Minnesota Twins will bounce back from their last 0-5 shutout loss in game 1 against Houston. The Twins will face the Astros on Thursday afternoon after the cancellation of their scheduled Wednesday’s outing.

 

Minnesota topped all teams at 18-12 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage at .600 after accumulating 117 runs while conceding 97 for a run difference of +20 this season.

 

CF Gilbert Celestino made one hit and a walk for the Twins while starter Joe Ryan relinquished 4 hits, 4 earned runs, and 5 bases on ball with 3 dingers in 4.0 innings of work in the loss.

 

Minnesota hit 30 balls outside the park with 110 runs batted in for the season while their BA sits at .235 with an OBP of .314 and slugging .383 on the year.

 

The Twins racked up 117 runs that earned them 3.90 runs per contest that ranked 19 in MLB while taking 100 free bases on the course of the season.

 

Minnesota will authorize right-hander Josh Winder to take the ball against Houston on Thursday afternoon. The right-handed thrower is 2-0 with 1.61 ERA and a WHIP at 0.72 while fanning out 20 hitters and yielded 12 hits, 2 home runs, and 4 bases on balls in 22.1 innings pitched in major league baseball.            

 

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -125. Minnesota will be missing one key player in SS Carlos Correa (finger injury) in this match-up. The Astros gained momentum after a 5-0 shutout win over the Twins last game out. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win 4-3.   

 

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MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

 

Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN

 

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

 

TV: Bally Sports North

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -125    

                 

MLB Totals: 8.5    

 

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