Astros Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 10, 2022

Written By Staff on May 9, 2022

The Houston Astros (18-11) will look to keep a seven-game winning streak intact when they visit the Minnesota Twins (18-11) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. Houston’s (-145 to win) Justin Verlander and Minnesota’s (+124) Joe Ryan pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of May 10, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Ryan (MIN)
3 – 1 W/L 3 – 1
32.2 IP 27.2
1.93 ERA 1.63
0.704 WHIP 0.831
8.5 K/9 9.1
1.1 BB/9 2.3

Astros Probable Starter Justin Verlander

  • The Astros will send Verlander (3-1) to the mound to make his sixth start of the season. He is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 31 strikeouts through 32 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, the righty threw 6 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • The 39-year-old has an ERA of 1.93, with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season.
  • Verlander is trying to prolong a fourth-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • The opposing Twins offense has a collective .237 batting average, and is 17th in the league with 221 total hits and 16th in MLB play with 117 runs scored. It has the 10th-ranked slugging percentage (.388) and ranks 11th in home runs (30) in all of MLB.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 39-year-old’s 1.93 ERA ranks 16th, .704 WHIP ranks first, and 8.5 K/9 ranks 29th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 10, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Probable Starter Joe Ryan

  • The Twins’ Ryan (3-1) will make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, May 3, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 1.63 and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He has three quality starts in five chances this season.
  • The Astros rank 27th in MLB with a .217 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 12th in the league (.382) and 36 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 10, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won 71.4% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (15-6).
  • Houston is 9-3 (winning 75% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -145 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Astros have an implied win probability of 59.2%.
  • Houston has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total eight times this season for an 8-21-0 record against the over/under.
  • The Astros have put together a 14-15-0 record against the spread this season (covering 48.3% of the time).
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Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been underdogs in 11 games this season and won six (54.5%) of those contests.
  • Minnesota has played as an underdog of +124 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • The Twins have a 44.6% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 29 games with a total.
  • The Twins have an ATS record of 12-17-0 in 29 games with a spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Alex Bregman is hitting .235 with six doubles, five home runs and 16 walks.
  • Bregman ranks 98th in batting average, 53rd in on base percentage, and 45th in slugging among the qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Yordan Alvarez has two doubles, eight home runs and 17 walks while batting .256, and paces his team with 21 hits and a .384 OBP.
  • Alvarez currently ranks 64th in batting average, 23rd in on base percentage, and 10th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Jeremy Pena is hitting .242 with four doubles, a triple, six home runs and seven walks.
  • Pena heads into this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is batting .235 with a double, three home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker has three doubles, four home runs and 13 walks while batting .238.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 101 .238 8 4 17 .322 .708
Michael Brantley 99 .273 9 2 10 .327 .721
Alex Bregman 98 .235 16 5 17 .342 .791
Jeremy Pena 95 .242 16 6 15 .305 .800
Yuli Gurriel 92 .196 6 0 5 .237 .552
Yordan Alvarez 82 .256 16 8 15 .384 .957
Chas McCormick 79 .253 10 2 6 .302 .720
Aledmys Díaz 62 .210 5 2 8 .279 .602
Martín Maldonado 59 .085 8 2 5 .203 .406
Jose Altuve 57 .263 9 4 6 .373 .847

Twins Players to Watch

  • Byron Buxton has been key for Minnesota with nine home runs, 16 RBI and a batting average of .278 this season.
  • Max Kepler has 22 hits and an OBP of .352, both of which lead the Twins this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Kepler’s batting average places him 77th, his on-base percentage is 44th, and he is 50th in slugging.
  • Jorge Polanco has hit three homers with a team-high .382 SLG this season.
  • Carlos Correa leads Minnesota in slugging percentage (.372) thanks to seven extra-base hits.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 102 .235 11 3 17 .331 .713
Carlos Correa 94 .255 12 2 11 .320 .692
Max Kepler 90 .244 10 5 12 .352 .796
Gio Urshela 82 .232 9 1 7 .298 .591
Byron Buxton 72 .278 17 9 16 .342 1.064
Gary Sánchez 71 .211 5 1 9 .273 .625
Ryan Jeffers 62 .210 7 3 9 .300 .719
Nick Gordon 48 .229 7 0 1 .275 .567
Gilberto Celestino 37 .324 7 0 1 .390 .795
Jose Miranda 26 .154 2 1 3 .214 .560

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