Houston Astros versus Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Handicapping Pick

The Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet on Sunday afternoon from Houston. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.

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The Astros have the worst record in baseball but are still playing the string out hard. They won on Saturday versus the fledgling pirates and will look to do the same this afternoon. This afternoon they will pitch Jordan Lyles who has won 2 of his last 3 decisions. For the season Lyles has allowed 149 hits in 128 innings of work.

The Pirates were a strong postseason contender most of the season, but have faded out of the playoff picture. Their loss on Saturday was just the latest in their collapse. They will start AJ Burnett this afternoon who has lost his last four decisions. In 180 innings of work Burnett is pitching to a 3.64 ERA.

Houston is 5-0 in their last five home gam s against a right handed starter, 18-59 in their last 77 games overall, and 7-30 in Lyles’ last 37 starts. Pittsburgh is 8-19 in their last 27 against the NL Central, 3-14 in their last 17 road games, and 0-6 in Burnett’s last six starts. Pittsburgh is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings of these two.

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Pittsburgh looks like they have hit rock bottom. We will take Houston as a moneyline underdog at home at online sports books.