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Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesHouston Astros
June 15, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Houston Astros Odds

33-33TEAM RECORD25-43

Houston will look to improve on its 25-43 record when take on Pittsburgh, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Wednesday.

For the Astros, JA Happ gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Charlie Morton, 6-3 on the year.

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 -110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Pirates average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Houston owns the National League's No. 16 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pirates didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 1-0 on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Houston, Thursday, June 16