Pirates vs. Astros Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates brought out their big bats last night to roll to a victory at the Houston Astros. Can Pittsburgh take care of business again today as the road underdogs?
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Minute Maid Park at 2:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-SW
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -200 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +185 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Hosuton. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Pirates homer four times in win
Pittsburgh cruised to a 14-2 victory Wednesday night at Houston to improve to 37-41 overall and 20-22 on the road. Corey Dickerson helped pace the Pirates offense as he went 4-for-4 with three doubles, three runs and three RBIs. Kevin Newman finished 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs. Josh Bell was 1-for-4 with a home run, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs. Jung Ho Kang ended the contest 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs. Jose Osuna finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Dario Agrazal picked up the win as he gave up one earned run on five hits over six innings, striking out three and walking three. Joe Musgrove draws the start today for Pittsburgh as he enters with a 5-7 record, 4.57 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 69 strikeouts over 84 2/3 innings.
Springer homers in defeat
Houston lost by a count of 14-2 at home Wednesday night to drop to 50-31 overall and 28-12 at home. George Springer helped lead the Astros offense as he went 3-for-4 with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning which pulled the hosts to within 2-1 at that juncture. Jose Altuve was 1-for-4 and scored a run. Alex Bregman finished 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Framber Valdez suffered the loss as he surrendered six earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk over three innings of work. Brad Peacock gets the start today for the Astros as he enters with a 6-5 record, 3.62 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 87 strikeouts over 82 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last six games overall. Pittsburgh is 26-9 in its last 35 interleague games.
The Astros are 22-10 in the last 32 Peacock starts. Houston is 1-5 in its last six interleague games.
Musgrove can be a very unpredictable pitcher, but when he is on he can shut down anyone. Pittsburgh came into this series hot, while Houston had just snapped a seven-game losing skid Sunday. I'm going to take a shot on the big underdogs here as their offense came to play Wednesday night and there are some left-handed bats here that can get to Peacock.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +200