Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros: 8/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Houston Astros (78-45) vs Minnesota Twins (62-57)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Justin Verlander (15-3) (1.95) vs () ()
Betting Odds: Houston Astros / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros will host the Minnesota Twins in the first game of their series in the American League West versus American League Central from Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night. The weather is expected to be very humid with a 100% chance of rain and 2.7 miles per hour winds.
The Houston Astros are coming off of a 1 run win against the Atlanta Braves in their last game. Kyle Tucker singled to drive in Yordan Alvarez for the go-ahead run in the eighth to get the close win and avoid the sweep. The series ended at 2-1 going in favor of the Atlanta Braves.
Jose Urquidy got the start for the Houston Astros. He has a 3.63 ERA, with 104 strikes and a 1.13 whip. He gave up two runs and five hits. He walked two and struck out six in seven innings in the win.
Houston Astros right-hander, Justin Verlander will be the starter for this one. He has a 1.95 ERA with 138 strikes and a .88 whip.
The Minnesota Twins are coming off of a 1 run loss against the Texas Rangers in their last game. The series ended at 3-1 in favor of the Texas Rangers.
Sonny Gray got the start for the Minnesota Twins. He has a 3.10 ERA, with 95 strikes and a 1.12 whip. He gave up two runs on five hits while fanning six. He gave up three singles in the sixth inning in the loss.
Minnesota Twins right-hander, Tyler Mahle will miss his turn in the rotation after being placed on the IL Saturday with a shoulder issue The Twins have yet to name a replacement.
The Twins are 16-35 in their last 51 Tuesday games and are 6-15 in their last 21 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game. The Twins are also 2-5 in their last 7 games following a loss. The Astros are 69-27 in their last 96 games following an off day and are 20-8 in their last 28 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game. The Astros should get the win in this one as they are the better club by a lot.
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