Twins at Astros, Rangers at Tigers MLB money line plays: Best bets for May 30

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, celebrates with Jose Abreu (79) after hitting a grand slam against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2023, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.

Here are our best bets for Tuesday, May 30:


The play: MLB, Astros (money line) over Twins

The odds: -104

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: 8:10 p.m. (MLB TV)

Our take: The Houston Astros have suffered several injuries to starting pitchers, but the good news is that they usually always have young arms ready to go such as Brandon Bielak.

Bielak will be taking the mound tonight for the Astros at home in what projects to be a tough matchup against the Minnesota Twins in which they’ll be facing Twins ace Joe Ryan, but the Astros bats have picked up the pace as of late after a slow start.

It’s rare to see the Astros listed as underdogs, so we’re going to take the value and bank on Bielak being able to go toe-to-toe with Ryan, especially since Bielak has pitched very well at home.


The play: MLB, Tigers (money line) over Rangers

The odds: +110

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: 6:40 p.m. (MLB TV)

Our take: It’s tough to bet against the Texas Rangers considering how well they’ve started off in 2023, but tonight’s road matchup against the Detroit Tigers could prove challenging.

The Rangers will have veteran starting pitcher Martin Perez on the mound, but he’s struggled on the road and will be facing a Tigers team that’s jumped up to second place in the AL Central and will have a promising young arm on the mound in Alex Faedo.

Faedo recorded 10 strikeouts in his last outing, so we’re going to follow the recent trends and bank on the Tigers to pull the upset at home.


Monday’s best bets

  • NBA, Celtics (-7.5) over Heat (LOST)
  • MLB, Angels at White Sox UNDER 9 runs, Yankees at Mariners OVER 7.5 runs (LOST)

Monday’s record: 0-2

Total for the week: 0-2

Total for May: 31-26

Total for 2023: 119-131

NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).


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