Last Updated on October 10, 2023 3:46 pm by Erwin Noguera
The thrills of the 2023 MLB Postseason Divisional Series are in full swing, and we are getting closer and closer to knowing the teams that will be making their presence felt in the league’s Championship Series.
One of these series has been full of emotions from start to finish, and after 2 games, we have the series tied 1-1. We are talking about the one between the Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins.
The Astros started on the right foot with an excellent win in the first game at home. However, the Twins reacted in the second game to take the victory and go home with a tie.
MLB Division Series 2023 – Game 3 – Twins vs. Astros – Betting Odds & Free Pick – Info
Tuesday, October 10 at 04:07 PM ET at Target Field
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Why Bet on the Twins?
The Twins have had a phenomenal season, there is no doubt about that, and they proved it in the first two games of this divisional series against the Astros.
In the first game, the team could not stop the Houston offense, and, in addition, Bailey Ober was announced at the last minute as the starting pitcher. As a result, they were on the ropes in terms of pitching. However, in this game, Carlos Correa, Jorge Polanco, and Ryan Jeffers kept the Twins alive for all 9 innings, but they ended up losing 4-6.
Then, in the second game, things changed radically, as Correa, for the second consecutive game, was the team’s offensive spearhead, hitting 4-3 with 3 RBI to lead the Twins to a 6-2 victory.
The Twins announced Sonny Gray as their starting pitcher for this third game of the Divisional Series against the Astros.
Why Bet on the Astros?
On the other hand, the reigning MLB champions, the Houston Astros, started the postseason on the right foot thanks to an excellent start by Justin Verlander, who pitched 6.0 innings with 3H, 3BB, and 6K.
However, Hector Neris came in very poorly in his relief and, with only 0.2 innings pitched, allowed 3H and 4ER. Likewise, thanks to the determination of José Altuve and Yordan Álvarez (2 HR and 3 RBI), the team managed to take the victory by 6-4.
Then, in the second game, Framber Valdez was punished by the Twin’s offense by allowing 7 hits and 5 clean runs in only 4.1 innings pitched. Altuve and Alvarez had a great game, but this was not enough to lead the team to victory.
The Astros will have Cristian Javier as their starting pitcher for Game 3 of the series.
Final Betting Analysis: Astros vs. Twins
With the 1-1, everything is wide open between the Twins and the Astros. However, one thing we are sure of is that pitching will define the future of this series.
As a result, the team that has the better-starting pitching in the upcoming games is more likely to advance.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors the Twins at -135, while the Astros start at +110.
For this match, our Win tab is for the home side.
Look for a win on the Twins’ Moneyline. For example, if you put $100 on the Twins at -135, you’ll see a $74.07 success with a total payout of $174.07.
Twins vs. Astros Betting Pick: Twins