- The Minnesota Twins have -135 odds to defeat the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series.
- There are -115 odds favoring the under of 8.0 runs.
- Minnesota has +115 odds to score over 2.5 runs in the first five innings against Christian Javier.
MINNEAPOLIS – Betting odds for Game 3 of the ALDS favor the Twins in Minnesota. The Houston Astros have +113 odds to win and -185 odds to cover the 1.5-run line.
Home-field advantage and a favorable pitching matchup have USA online sportsbooks leaning toward the Twins. Cristian Javier (10-5, 4.56 ERA) will start for the Astros, with his counterpart Sonny Gray (8-8, 2.79 ERA) taking the mound for the Twins.
Minnesota Twins Vs Houston Astros Betting Odds
|Houston Astros||+1.5 (-185)||+113||O8.0 (-105)|
|Minnesota Twins||-1.5 (+160)||-135||U8.0 (-115)|
The Astros won 13 of their last 15 games as a road underdog. Houston won seven straight games as a road underdog of +113 or longer to win.
The Astros odds are heavy at sportsbooks for Texas residents to cover the spread (-185), but are valuable to win outright at +113.
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Bet the Twins to Score Early
The Twins scored over 2.5 runs in the first five innings in half of their postseason games this season. Minnesota’s +115 odds at MLB sportsbooks are valuable to score over 2.5 runs off of Astros’ starter Christian Javier.
Minnesota Twins Total Runs in First 5 Innings
- Over 2.5 Runs +115
- Under 2.5 Runs -150
Javier made it past the fifth inning twice in his last 10 starts. He gave up over 2.5 runs in 80% of those starts.
The Twins have good value at Minnesota online sportsbooks to get to Javier early.
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