2010 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
July 17, 2010
Houston at Pittsburgh
Saturday 07/17 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Pittsburgh -120 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: WIN
The Houston Astros have struggled on the road and when Bud Norris takes the mound, they have been outscored by over 2 runs a game in all of his starts, posting just two wins in his eight starts for the season. Ross Olendorf has just one win on the season, but the numbers are deceptive as he has pitched to a fairly decent 4.22 ERA - certainly more deserving of a single win. The Pirates are scoring 2 runs per game in his 13 starts, and sooner or later those numbers even out. The Astros sport just a 21-53 mark in their last 74 posted as a road dog, and just 16-44 on the road vs. a right-hand pitcher. I'll go with Pittsburgh in this one.