Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-150) Minnesota (+130)
The Minnesota Twins (18-11) will try to defeat the Houston Astros (18-11) at Target Field on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Astros at -150 and the Twins are at +130. The over/under has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander and Joe Ryan.
The Astros have recorded 43 doubles as a team and have smacked 36 balls out of the park. Houston has a slugging rate of .383 and have struck out 237 times, while being walked on 105 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are knocking in 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 21st in baseball. They have 108 runs batted in in addition to 205 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .217. They have earned 110 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .297.
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The Astros have a team earned run average of 2.95 for the season (3rd in the league), and they have rung up 231 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.10. Astros pitchers have allowed 23 home runs in addition to 94 runs (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 80 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a squad for the year.
Astros bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 21 times as well as having 33 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 19 holds for the year (11th in MLB). The Astros bullpen have compiled a save rate of 72.7% and has come into the game in 30 save situations. They have recorded 8 saves for the year and have blown 3 of their 11 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 31 base runners on the season and 32.3% of those runners crossed the plate. The Astros have sent 96 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Houston Astros have a tally of 769 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 239 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which is 5th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 26 double plays. The Astros have converted 73.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,307 innings, ranking them 3rd in the majors.
Verlander has thrown 3,020 frames and has accounted for 3,044 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.31 (1,112 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.130. He has allowed 2,557 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 855 free passes. Verlander (229-130 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.41 while going up against 12,332 hitters in the majors.
Minnesota has accumulated 30 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 110 RBIs. They have recorded 50 doubles, while getting a free base 98 times as well as putting up 117 runs. The Minnesota Twins have compiled a team on-base percentage of .317 as well as a team batting average of .238 on the season. The Twins have a team slugging % of .390 and they score 4.03 runs per game (17th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 248 occasions (12th in the league) and have notched a total of 222 base hits.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.118 and have a FIP of 3.54 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.40 (262 strikeouts vs 77 walks). They are sitting at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 208. They have conceded 30 long balls and they surrender 3.25 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 92 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.11 (88 earned runs surrendered).
Minnesota has called on relievers to enter the contest in 10 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves. They rank 17th in the league with a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 91 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 27 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score rate of 37.0% out of their 27 inherited runners. Sitting with 26 save situations, the Twins have recorded 16 holds and also 3 blown saves.
Out of their 2,295 innings on the field, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (8th in MLB). The Minnesota Twins have turned 21 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in professional baseball). The Twins have racked up 224 assists, 14 errors and have accumulated 765 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Ryan has given up 32 base hits while tallying 58 strikeouts in 54 innings. Ryan (5-2 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 2.82 earned run average while giving up 5.3 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 17 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 0.810 and a FIP of 3.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.83 and he has gone up against 206 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+130)
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