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Houston sends Bud Norris vs Paul Maholm in Astros vs Pirates game

Pittsburgh PiratesHouston Astros
July 16, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Houston Astros Odds

48-43TEAM RECORD30-63

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Pittsburgh on Saturday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Astros will rely on Bud Norris to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Paul Maholm will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Bud Norris is 5-6 this season, and Paul Maholm is 6-9.

View Pittsburgh vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 14-ranked Astros and the National League No. 12-rated Pirates in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 13 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -106 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 4-0 on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pirates at Astros trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Houston, Sunday, July 17

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