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Baseball odds preview - Houston vs. Pittsburgh

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May 7, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

13-19TEAM RECORD15-17

Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to PNC Park.

Charlie Morton will take the mound for Pittsburgh, and he'll carry a 3-1 record into the contest. Bud Norris gets the ball for Houston; he's 2-1 so far this season.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Pirates as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 14-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Pittsburgh and its National League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Astros at 4.4 runs per outing.

Houston brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Houston was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as -104 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 3-2 final on Friday in support of Wandy Rodriguez at PNC Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Astros at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Houston is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Houston
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 8

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