MLB Handicapper Prediction Houston Astros versus Pittsburgh Pirates

The Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet today for their series from Minute Maid Park. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.

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The losing continued for the Astros yesterday as they lost again to the Pirates to make it 10 in a row. They will there will be lead on the mound tonight by Jordan Lyles has lost his last three decisions. He has let up 90 hits in 73 innings of work this season.

The Pirates took an early lead and never relinquished it on Thursday to notch another win. They were led on the mound once again by AJ Burnett who pitched seven solid innings. Today they will send Jeff Karstens to the mound who has won his last three decisions. In just 46 innings of work Karstens is pitching to a 3.52 ERA.

Houston is 12-43 in their last 55 games overall, 0-5 in their last five home games, and 4-23 in Lyles last 27 starts. Pittsburgh is 7-2 in their last nine games overall, 8-17 in their last 25 games as a road favorite, and 5-2 in Karsten’s last seven starts as a favorite. The Pirates have won seven in a row in this series.

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The Astros are playing terrible right now and would be an irresponsible to put any money on them. We’ll take Pittsburgh as a moneyline favorite at the sports book.