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Houston Astros host Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action

Pittsburgh PiratesHouston Astros
Aug 31, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pirates arrive at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

JA Happ will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 4-15 record into the contest. James McDonald gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 8-6 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Astros in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +105 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Astros, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 16 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Astros on August 30. Bettors who backed the Astros at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Charlie Morton's start, as they lost 8-2 against Houston on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to LA Dodgers, Thursday, September 1
Houston home to Milwaukee, Friday, September 2

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