Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4-10-2023

Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/10/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/10/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will go against the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in PNC Park, PA, on Monday, April 10, 2023, at 6:35 PM ET.


The Astros lost their first 10 games after winning the World Series in 2022, so perhaps the AL Central has them on the ropes. Finally, they’ll take on a squad from a different division in the hopes of turning things around a bit.


Elite pitching was the foundation of their success in 2022, but so far this year, they did not live up to it.


The loss of Justin Verlander was always going to be painful, but their staff was 29th in hits surrendered going into Sunday and already allowed 10 home runs.


The relievers have a 4.71 ERA and missed three of their last five chances to rescue games. 


That would be champion and 2022 All-Star Framber Valdez. He finished the previous season with a 2.82 ERA and topped the league in both innings pitched and HR/9.


Valdez made two starts this year and only gave up three runs in 12.0 innings. Houston lost Valdez’s first two 2023 starts despite the fact that he has 13 strikeouts to just one walk so far.


There are two All-Star hitters Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley absent from this lineup, and it is obvious. The team’s batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage were all in the bottom ten before Sunday.


Moreover, they had 88 strikeouts through their first nine matches, which was 28th in the league and almost 10 per game.


José Abreu, the Astros’ new first baseman and a former MVP, adapted well, hitting safely in each of his first 10 matches.


  • The total went OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 matches.
  • The Houston Astros are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 matches on the road.

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Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 4/10/2023


The Pittsburgh Pirates ripped off four straight victories over MLB’s sock-themed clubs after dropping their first series of the year in Cincinnati.


Pittsburgh won five of their previous six games coming into this one after defeating the White Sox once more on Sunday. Even though they only managed to score one run, that was sufficient for the pitching staff.


The pitching staff from Pittsburgh, who had a collective ERA ranking of 22 going into Sunday, put on a fantastic showing. Through their first eight games, they gave up 13 home runs while only recording a league-low 8.36 K/9. 


Up until Sunday, all of Pittsburgh’s interleague games featured four or more runs, so despite the victory, the lineup ought to aim for greater performance on Monday.


Pittsburgh opened play on Sunday ranked ninth in the league in slugging percentage, led by Bryan Reynolds, who is tied for the league lead in home runs.


In spite of the fact that their slugging against left-handed pitchers is currently 100 points lower than against right-handed pitchers, their batting average and on-base percentage are both over 50 points better.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches at home.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-4 SU in their last 15 matches at home against Houston.

Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Even though Valdez is somewhat more experienced, Contreras can match him, making the game close in the last minutes.


If the pitching staff ends up being the deciding factor in this game, Pittsburgh’s bullpen was among the best in baseball in 2023 while Houston’s was among the worst.


Expect the Pirates to win the first game of this series. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 7-3.


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Houston Astros vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/10/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM (EDT)


Location: PNC Park, PA


Date: Monday, April 10, 2023




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -179


MLB Totals: 7.5


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