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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday when they battle the Houston Astros at PNC Park.

Lefthander Erik Bedard will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Bedard is 0-2 this season with a 8.41 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be AJ Burnett. The righthander has a 2.73 ERA to go along with a 3-4 record this season.

Houston was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +176 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 11-31 SU
Pittsburgh: 25-17 SU

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

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Sunday, May 19