Astros vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 10, 2023

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Astros vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 10, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros (4-6), led by Jose Abreu on a 10-game hitting streak, will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-3) Monday at PNC Park. The Astros are -183 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 6:35 PM ET on SportsNet PT.

Framber Valdez gets the starting nod for Houston while Roansy Contreras is Pittsburgh’s starter for the contest.

Astros vs. Pirates Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -183
  • Pirates odds to win: +156
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 10, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win Astros vs. Pirates?

Astros and Pirates Betting Trends

The Astros have been the moneyline favorite eight total times this season. They’ve gone 4-4 in those games.

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -183 or shorter, Houston has a 1-2 record (winning only 33.3% of its games).

This season, the Pirates have won five out of the eight games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Pittsburgh has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +156 odds on it winning this game.

The Astros have had an over/under set by bookmakers 10 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in seven of those games (7-3-0).

The Pirates and their opponents have hit the over in four of their nine games with a total this season.

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Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros rank 11th in runs scored with 47, 4.7 per game.

Houston is 15th in MLB action with 10 total home runs.

The Astros rank 22nd in MLB with a .240 batting average.

Houston’s batters strike out 9.5 times per game, the 28th-most in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Astros has a collective 9.7 K/9, the seventh-best in the majors.

Houston has a 3.95 team ERA that ranks 10th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates rank 18th in the league with 42 total runs scored this season.

Pittsburgh ranks 11th in Major League Baseball with 11 home runs.

The Pirates have a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 18th among MLB teams.

Pittsburgh has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the ninth-best strikeout rate (8.4 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Pirates average the 22nd-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.4) in the league this season.

Pittsburgh pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.56 ERA this year, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros are sending Valdez (0-1) to the mound for his third start of the season.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (three) and runs batted in (14) this season while batting .281.

Kyle Tucker leads Houston in home runs with three while driving in eight runs and slugging .571.

Chas McCormick has collected seven base hits, an OBP of .355 and a slugging percentage of .519 this season.

Jeremy Pena has nine hits and an OBP of .277 to go with a slugging percentage of .419 this season.

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Pirates Key Players to Watch

The Pirates will send Contreras to the mound for his second start of the season.

Bryan Reynolds paces the Pirates with five home runs and 14 runs batted in, while racking up a team-best batting average of .405.

Andrew McCutchen is hitting .375 with two doubles, a home run and seven walks.

Carlos Santana has a double, two home runs and five walks while hitting .235.

Ji-Hwan Bae has two doubles, a home run and a walk while batting .250.

Astros and Pirates Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Blake Taylor: 15 Day IL (Elbow)

Pirates: Oneil Cruz: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Robert Stephenson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Hedges: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

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Astros vs. Pirates Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 3, Astros 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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