Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Prediction MLB Picks 6/2/24

Houston Astros (26-33) vs Minnesota Twins (32-26)

Game Info: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 1:05 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Hunter Brown (1-5) (6.39) vs Simeon Woods Richardson (2-0) (2.70)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -135 / Minnesota Twins +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, June 2nd at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Twins recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Astros recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Houston
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Minnesota and Houston
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Minnesota and Houston

Twins Looking for Another Series Win 

The Minnesota Twins are 32-26 this season and they have won four of their last six games. Minnesota won game one in this series by a score of 6-1, but they lost game two on Saturday. Prior to this series, the Twins won three out of four against the Royals, won two out of three against the Rangers, and won two out of three against the Nationals. Minnesota is 8-3 in their last 11 games and they are third in the AL Central behind Cleveland and Kansas City. 

The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .243 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 256 runs with a .231 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Ryan Jeffers is batting .250 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI’s for the Twins this season. Minnesota has allowed three runs or fewer in six of their last 11 games. 

Astros Going for a Rare Winning Streak 

The Houston Astros are 26-33 this year and they have lost four of their last six games. Houston lost game one on Friday, but they did win game two by a score of 5-2 on Saturday. Prior to this series, the Astros lost three out of four against the Mariners, won two out of three against the Athletics, and lost two out of three against the Angels. Houston is just 6-7 in their last 13 games and they are third in the AL West behind Seattle and Texas. 

The Houston pitching staff has a 4.27 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average. The Astros offense has scored 257 runs with a .259 batting average and a .322 on base percentage. Kyle Tucker is batting .262 with 19 home runs and 40 RBI’s for the Astros this season. Houston has been very inconsistent offensively recently, as they have scored two runs or fewer in six of their last ten games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Simeon Woods Richardson, who is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 40.0 innings pitched this season. Woods Richardson has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Houston is Hunter Brown, who is 1-5 with a 6.39 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP over 49.1 innings pitched this year. Brown has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five outings and has gone six innings in each of his last two. 

Why the Houston Astros will win

The Astros have won each of their last four day games against teams that held a winning record.The Twins have lost each of their last six games as road underdogs following a loss.The Twins have failed to cover the run line in six of their last seven day games against American League opponents.The Astros have covered the run line in five of their last six day games against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

The Twins have won each of their last six games as road underdogs against AL West opponents following a loss.The Astros have lost each of their last five games as favorites against American League opponents following a win.The Twins have covered the run line in each of their last six games as road underdogs against AL West opponents following a loss.The Astros have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games as favorites following a win.The Twins have led after 5 innings in four of their last five games as road underdogs against AL West opponents.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Astros' last eight games have gone UNDER the total runs line.Each of the Twins' last six games as underdogs against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Prediction 

Minnesota comes into this game playing very well over the last couple of weeks and they have really turned around their poor start to the season. The Twins are seven games behind Cleveland in the AL Central, but they are six games over .500. Houston continues to have issues stringing wins together and they are just 15-16 at home. The Astros are going with Hunter Brown, who has some rough numbers on the campaign, but has been solid in recent outings. Minnesota is starting Woods Richardson, who has been one of the better pitchers in the AL Central so far this year. This should be a pretty good pitching battle and I think runs are going to be at a premium. My Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros prediction is for this game to go under the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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