In our MLB predictions for Tuesday, May 10, we are breaking down the American League battle from Target Field in Minneapolis to get you the best Astros vs. Twins betting pick and odds. Houston and Minnesota lock horns for the first time in 2022, opening a three-game series at Target Field. The Astros are favorites to win Game 1 and will send Justin Verlander to the mound, while the Twins will counter Joe Ryan.
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Astros vs Twins Betting Pick
This game will be played at Target Field at 7:40 PM ET on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Why Bet The Astros:
✅ Justin Verlander returned from Tommy John surgery in style. The 39-year-old ace is 3-1 with a shiny 1.93 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, and 31/4 K/BB ratio in five starts and 32.2 frames of work in 2022. Verlander aims for his third consecutive victory. Over his previous two showings (13.2 innings pitched), Justin has allowed three earned runs on nine hits while punching out 11.
✅ The Twins have scored only 21 runs in their last six games despite slashing .263/.340/.441. They are batting only .236/.313/.378 against the right-handed pitchers and could easily struggle when they meet Justin Verlander. The current Twins are just 11-for-66 with 22 strikeouts against Verlander (.165/.308/.318 triple-slash).
✅ The Astros’ bullpen has been outstanding so far this month, posting a microscopic 0.82 ERA and 2.30 FIP. Houston’s relievers have allowed only 1.64 free passes and 0.41 home runs per nine innings in May. Also, they’ve recorded a ridiculous .163 BABIP.
The Stars are rolling on a seven-game winning streak following a 5-0 blanking of the Tigers last Sunday. They swept a four-game home series against Detroit, allowing only six runs in the process.
The Astros sit at the second spot in the AL West with an 18-11 record, half a game behind the Los Angeles Angels. Houston scores only 3.79 runs per game (21st in the MLB), but the Astros yields 3.24 in a return (4th). Their pitching staff boasts the third-lowest ERA in the majors (2.95).
The Twins improved to 18-11 on the season following a 4-3 victory to the Athletics last Sunday. They swept a three-game home set against Oakland, outscoring the A’s 7-4. The Twins are topping the AL Central, three games above the Chicago White Sox.
Joe Ryan is 3-1 with a strong 1.63 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in five starts this season. The 25-year-old right-hander has recorded a 28/7 K/BB ratio across 27.2 innings of work. Last week, Ryan tossed 4.2 frames in a 7-2 victory at Baltimore, allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk. The Twins’ bullpen has posted a shiny 1.59 ERA and 2.52 FIP in May.