Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Preview & Picks 04/11/2023

Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Preview & Picks 04/11/2023

April 11, 2023



Game Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates (6-4) and the Houston Astros (5-6) will face off for the second time in a two-game series on Tuesday. In their previous game, the Astros won 8-2, breaking their two-game losing streak. Houston continued their momentum with a win against the Pirates on Monday, thanks to Yordan Alvarez’s two runs and Alex Bregman’s RBI single. They had many chances to score, going 6 for 17 with runners in scoring position.
Cristian Javier (1-0, 3.27 ERA) will start as pitcher for the Astros on Tuesday. He has had a strong start to the season, winning against the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Last season, Javier had an impressive record of 11-9 with a 2.54 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 30 games, of which 25 he started. He also performed well on the road, with a 5-4 record and 2.84 ERA in 15 outings.

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The Pirates have won six of their first ten games, but they will be without their shortstop, Oneil Cruz, who fractured his left ankle during a bench-clearing incident on Sunday. In Monday’s game against the Astros, the Pirates struggled to score, going 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Ji Man Choi hit his first home run of the season, and Connor Joe reached base twice through walks, despite going 0 for 2.
Mitch Keller (1-0, 3.86 ERA) will start for the Pirates on Tuesday. He helped the Pirates win both of his starts this season against the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox on the road. Last season, Keller had a record of 5-12 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 31 games, of which 29 he started. However, he struggled at home, going just 1-7 with a 3.72 ERA.

Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game Information

  • Date: 04/11/2023
  • Time: 06:35 PM ET
  • Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • How to Watch: Astros vs Pirates MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Astros vs Pirates Betting Lines

Astros are -170 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $59. On the other side, Pirates are +150 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $150.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Astros at a 62.96% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pirates have 40.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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