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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a interleague game between the Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Friday.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Jordan Lyles in this one. Righthander Lyles is 1-1 this season with a 8.36 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Lyles with Jeanmar Gomez. Righthander Gomez has a 1.93 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-5 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Houston at +325 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 7-1 result against the Brewers on May 16. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 11-30 SU
Pittsburgh: 24-17 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Houston is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Saturday, May 18