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Kevin Correia, Dallas Keuchel take mound in Astros vs Pirates tilt

Pittsburgh PiratesHouston Astros
Sep 22, 7:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Houston Astros Odds

74-76TEAM RECORD49-102

The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

Dallas Keuchel will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 2-7 record into the contest. Kevin Correia gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 11-9 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 16 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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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. 16 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -104 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 7-1 loss against Houston on Friday, as Jeff Locke wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Pirates at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Pittsburgh is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Houston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Houston, Sunday, September 23

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