Red Sox vs Pirates Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Tuesday, August 16

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A series opener between the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-70) and Boston Red Sox (57-59) is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET, at PNC Park. Nick Pivetta (8-8) will start for the Red Sox, and Mitch Keller (4-8) for the Pirates.

Despite playing on the road, the Red Sox are still a decent moneyline favorite (-134) over the Pirates (+110). The total in this contest is set at 8.5.

Red Sox vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-134)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -114, Under: -107)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Rob Refsnyder 10 Day Injury List Knee
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
Kiké Hernández 60 Day Injury List Hip Flexor
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
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
Ke’Bryan Hayes Day-to-day Back

Last Time Out: Red Sox and Pirates

The Red Sox won 3-0 over the Yankees Tuesday in their last game. Michael Wacha was named the winning pitcher after throwing seven innings without giving up an earned run on two hits, while striking out nine, while Rafael Devers finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead them offensively.

The Pirates lost to the Giants Tuesday, with Wil Crowe getting the loss while pitching one inning, giving up two earned runs on two hits. Bryan Reynolds went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBI to pace the Pirates’ offense.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have entered the game as favorites 58 times this season and won 33, or 56.9%, of those games. This season, Boston has won 16 of its 34 games, or 47.1%, when favored by at least -134 on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Red Sox, based on the moneyline, is 57.3%. Games involving Boston have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 52 of 116 chances this season. The Red Sox are 60-56-0 against the spread in their 116 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 99 .305 (8) .361 (25) .577 (4) 5.8% (10) 17.8% (56) 6.9% (97)
Xander Bogaerts 111 .303 (10) .373 (14) .444 (53) 1.9% (109) 20.2% (80) 9.0% (66)
Alex Verdugo 109 .275 (40) .321 (89) .395 (98) 1.5% (124) 11.5% (7) 6.0% (119)
Tommy Pham 108 .242 (104) .317 (97) .394 (101) 3.2% (66) 27.0% (131) 10.0% (45)
J.D. Martínez 102 .279 (34) .343 (50) .439 (58) 2.1% (100) 24.8% (121) 8.2% (81)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have won in 36, or 36.4%, of the 99 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Pittsburgh has a mark of 30-58 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +110 or worse on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 47.6% chance of pulling out a win. Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 115 opportunities. The Pirates have posted a record of 60-55-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 99 .259 (68) .345 (45) .455 (43) 4.1% (35) 22.2% (92) 10.1% (43)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 104 .251 (84) .323 (81) .358 (130) 1.4% (128) 21.4% (88) 9.0% (66)
Ben Gamel 80 .236 (-) .329 (-) .372 (-) 1.7% (-) 24.7% (-) 11.5% (-)
Michael Chavis 98 .245 (-) .278 (-) .416 (-) 3.8% (-) 29.1% (-) 4.1% (-)
Kevin Newman 44 .265 (-) .309 (-) .365 (-) 0.0% (-) 17.7% (-) 5.0% (-)

Red Sox vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Red Sox to win (-134 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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