Red Sox vs Pirates Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 17, 2022

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At PNC Park on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox face the Pittsburgh Pirates (five consecutive losses) at 7:05 PM ET. Rich Hill (4-5) is the starter for the Red Sox, and Roansy Contreras (3-2) for the Pirates.

Despite being on the road the Red Sox are a moderate moneyline favorite (-151) over the Pirates (+129). The contest has an over/under set at 8.5.

Red Sox vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-151)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -106, Under: -115)

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When, Where, at What Time is Red Sox vs. Pirates

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Trevor Story 10 Day Injury List Hand
Matt Strahm 15 Day Injury List Wrist
Tyler Danish 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Tanner Houck 15 Day Injury List Back
Brayan Bello 15 Day Injury List Groin
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Chris Sale 60 Day Injury List Finger/Wrist
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back
Danny Santana Suspended List Suspension

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tyler Heineman 10 Day Injury List Leg
Ke’Bryan Hayes 10 Day Injury List Back
Dillon Peters 15 Day Injury List Elbow
David Bednar 15 Day Injury List Back
Roberto Pérez 60 Day Injury List Hamstring
Canaan Smith 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Blake Cederlind 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Nick Mears 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Max Kranick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Yerry De Los Santos 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Red Sox and Pirates

Yesterday, the Red Sox claimed a 5-3 victory over the Pirates, with Nick Pivetta (7.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 6 K) registering the win for the Red Sox. Tommy Pham finished 2-for-4 to lead the offensive attack. Mitch Keller (2.00 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 K) was handed the loss for the Pirates.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have been favorites in 59 games this season and won 34 (57.6%) of those contests. Boston has a record of 11-10 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -151 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 60.2% chance of a victory for the Red Sox. Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 52 of their 117 opportunities. The Red Sox are 61-56-0 ATS in their 117 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 100 .302 (14) .360 (25) .572 (4) 5.7% (11) 17.9% (55) 7.1% (95)
Xander Bogaerts 111 .303 (13) .373 (15) .444 (52) 1.9% (110) 20.2% (78) 9.0% (68)
Alex Verdugo 110 .275 (39) .320 (86) .393 (101) 1.5% (125) 11.4% (7) 5.9% (120)
Tommy Pham 109 .244 (102) .319 (90) .395 (99) 3.1% (70) 26.7% (131) 9.9% (49)
J.D. Martínez 103 .278 (35) .345 (44) .436 (62) 2.1% (102) 24.5% (115) 8.6% (75)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been victorious in 36, or 36%, of the 100 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 26-48 when favored by +129 or worse by oddsmakers this year. The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 43.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 50 of their 116 opportunities. The Pirates are 60-56-0 against the spread in their 116 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 100 .257 (72) .344 (47) .451 (47) 4.1% (35) 22.5% (94) 10.3% (42)
Ben Gamel 81 .240 (-) .331 (-) .378 (-) 1.7% (-) 24.4% (-) 11.4% (-)
Michael Chavis 99 .245 (-) .278 (-) .416 (-) 3.8% (-) 29.1% (-) 4.1% (-)
Kevin Newman 45 .266 (-) .314 (-) .364 (-) 0.0% (-) 17.3% (-) 5.4% (-)
Oneil Cruz 47 .195 (-) .242 (-) .397 (-) 4.8% (-) 37.1% (-) 5.9% (-)

Red Sox vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Red Sox will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-151). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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