The free falling Pittsburgh Pirates travel to Houston to take on the Astros. Odds and trends for this contest can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Houston Astros have the worst record in baseball and they don’t show any signs of closing out the season with anything to build on for next year. The Astros are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 32-43 at home this season, and they are 43 games back in the NL Central. For game one against the Pirates Houston starts Edgar Gonzalez who has won two of his three starts this year. For the season Gonzalez has allowed 13 hits and seven runs while striking out 13 over 14.1 innings of work for a 4.40 ERA.
The Pittsburgh Pirates were in the thick of the post season race but they have watched their post season hopes fade away in recent weeks. The Pirates are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 32-42 on the road this season, and they are 5.5 games out in the Wildcard race in the National League. For game one at Houston Pittsburgh starts Jeff Locke who makes his fourth start of the year. For the season Locke has allowed 22 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 15 over 19.2 innings of work for a 5.49 ERA.
Houston is 7-21 in their last 28 game one of a series, 2-7 in their last nine home games against a team with a losing road record, and 16-60 in their last 76 games overall. Pittsburgh is 7-21 in their last 28 games overall, 2-11 in their last 13 road games, and 0-4 in Locke’s last four starts. Pittsburgh is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings of these two.
The Pirates are in freefall mode so we will take a shot with the Astros as a home underdog tonight on the moneyline so get sportsbook promo codes.