MLB Wednesday: Astros vs Twins

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Astros Look to Keep Offense Rolling

The Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins meet on Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis. The Astros look to make it two straight stellar offensive performances Wednesday Night for the third contest of their four-game series. Houston scored just 12 runs in a five-game stretch before last night. The squad broke out with seven extra-base hits in Tuesday’s 11-0 shellacking of the Twins.

TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, ESPN, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston); LINE: Astros -144; O/U: 9 Under -105.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Collin McHugh (3-2, 4.78 ERA) vs. Twins LH Martin Perez (3-0, 4.44)

George Springer, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman each homered on Tuesday night. The Astros won for just the fifth time in their last 11 dust-ups. Josh Reddick and Michael Brantley each had three of the team’s 15 hits. Brantley went for his seventh multi-hit performance in 11 games. Minnesota managed only three hits on Tuesday. Max Kepler had two of those. The Twins had its four-game winning streak snapped in prime fashion. Eddie Rosario leads the American League with 11 homers. He has gone 0-for-14 during his four-game funk.

This, That, and a Dart Throw

Houston’s McHugh had nine strikeouts for the third time this season in his last outing. He gave up three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against Cleveland. McHugh has allowed 12 earned runs in his last two starts. He started the season well after only giving up a total of five runs over his first four starts. McHugh is 3-1 with a 2.86 ERA in seven career appearances (five starts) against the Twins. SS Carlos Correa went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s on Tuesday to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

The Twins‘ Perez is coming off back-to-back victories over Baltimore. He issued just one walk over 12 innings in those starts. The youngster has allowed just one run in two of his three starts this season. Perez is 6-4 with a 3.00 ERA in 11 career starts versus Houston. He has struggled against Jose Altuve, who is 11-for-34 with six doubles. CF Byron Buxton is 1-for-13 with six strikeouts over his last five games

The Dart Throw: Astros 6. Twins 3

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MLB Betting Odds & Trends

Houston Astros
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota Twins
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Houston
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Minnesota Thursday, May 2

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