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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at PNC Park.

Lucas Harrell will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Harrell is 3-4 this season with a 5.11 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Jeff Locke. The lefthander has a 3.15 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Houston at +240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Houston: 12-31 SU
Pittsburgh: 25-18 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Houston is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Houston
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Houston home to Kansas City, Monday, May 20
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Tuesday, May 21