Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 08/07/2021 Predictions, MLB Preview and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 08/07/2021 – The Minnesota Twins are about to pull a huge upset winning against the Houston Astros three games in a row. Their third and final matchup in three days commences this coming Saturday, August 7 at the Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas. The first pitch is expected to go at exactly 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be covered live on television by ATTH. MLB.TV will also have the same feed and their subscribers can enjoy the match through an online live stream. Even if the Minnesota Twins won back-to-back, the Houston Astros are expected in the best MLB picks to bounce back.
Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros 08/07/2021
The Minnesota Twins are third to the last team in the American League above the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. This is an unlikely team to win back-to-back games against the Houston Astros with a chance to sweep them after three consecutive days. Max Kepler led the team with 2 RBIs while Josh Donaldson, Luiz Arraez and Mitch Garver each had one. The Twins had to juggle seven pitchers but Bailey Ober had the most innings with five. He finished with five strikeouts but gave up two home runs. This team looks like a team starting to pick themselves up after winning three of their last four matches.
Players to watch: Jorge Polanco SS (GP 101, AB 388, R 64, H 106, 2B 22, 3B 1, HR 18, RBI 57, TB 184, BB 34, SO 68, SB 9, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.335, SLG 0.474, OPS 0.809, WAR 3.6), Andrelton Simmons SS (GP 91, AB 294, R 32, H 65, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 24, TB 83, BB 25, SO 45, SB 1, AVG 0.221, OBP 0.287, SLG 0.282, OPS 0.569, WAR 0.9).
The Houston Astros are getting in on a bad slump and they have slipped to second place in the American League behind the Tampa Bay Rays by half a game. Their record is now at 64-44 and still owns a good 2-game cushion over the struggling Chicago White Sox as well. This team split their last ten games, 5-5. Their last game against the Minnesota Twins was lost by just one point and it boiled down to extra innings to separate both teams. Taylor Jones had the most RBIs for the team with two while other scorers are Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker contributing one RBI each.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 96, AB 395, R 80, H 108, 2B 14, 3B 0, HR 25, RBI 65, TB 197, BB 48, SO 70, SB 4, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.35, SLG 0.499, OPS 0.849, WAR 3.3), Carlos Correa SS (GP 99, AB 368, R 70, H 100, 2B 25, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 59, TB 176, BB 54, SO 83, SB 0, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.367, SLG 0.478, OPS 0.845, WAR 4.5).
Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota’s last 10 games.
Houston are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
It is just hard to imagine the Houston Astros giving up another home game against the Minnesota Twins and that is why the recent MLB betting trends have them stop the bleeding after this match.
Prediction: 7-4, Astros win