Astros vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Astros vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 11, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros will take the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-4) on Tuesday. The game begins at 6:35 PM ET on SportsNet PT, with the Astros listed as -169 favorites on the moneyline.

Houston’s Cristian Javier and Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller have been named the starters for this contest.

Astros vs. Pirates Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -169
  • Pirates odds to win: +143
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win Astros vs. Pirates?

Astros and Pirates Betting Trends

The Astros are 5-4 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 55.6% of those games).

Houston has gone 2-2 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -169 or shorter (50% winning percentage).

The Pirates have entered the game as underdogs nine times this season and won five of those games.

Pittsburgh has played as an underdog of +143 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Astros have played in 11 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total eight times (8-3-0).

Games involving the Pirates have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in five of 10 chances this season.

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Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros score the seventh-most runs in baseball (55 total, 5.0 per game).

Houston ranks 17th in MLB action with 10 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

The Astros have the 14th-ranked batting average in the league (.250).

Houston’s hitters strike out 9.3 times per game, the 26th-most in MLB.

The 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Astros pitching staff ranks seventh in the majors.

Houston has a 3.78 team ERA that ranks ninth across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates rank 21st in the league with 44 total runs scored this season.

Pittsburgh ranks 10th in Major League Baseball with 12 home runs.

The Pirates have a team batting average of .232 this season, which ranks 23rd among MLB teams.

Pittsburgh is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking 10th with an average of 8.3 strikeouts per game.

The Pirates have an 8.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 22nd in the majors.

Pittsburgh pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.91 ERA this year, which ranks 21st in MLB.

Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros will look to Javier (1-0) in his third start this season.

Yordan Alvarez is batting .333 with three home runs and 16 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among Houston hitters this season.

Kyle Tucker is slugging .564 this season, with a team-best three homers while driving in 11 runs.

Chas McCormick is slashing .258/.361/.516 this season for the Astros.

Jeremy Pena has 10 hits and an OBP of .269 to go with a slugging percentage of .417 this season.

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Pirates Key Players to Watch

Keller heads to the mound for the Pirates to make his third start of the season, seeking his second win.

Bryan Reynolds has accumulated a team-high batting average of .366, and paces the Pirates in home runs (five) and runs batted in (14).

Andrew McCutchen is batting .333 with two doubles, a home run and eight walks.

Carlos Santana is hitting .237 with two doubles, two home runs and five walks.

Ji-Hwan Bae is batting .250 with two doubles, a home run and a walk.

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)

Pirates: Robert Stephenson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), 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 4, Astros 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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