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)


Red Sox (-134)


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

Rob Refsnyder10 Day Injury ListKnee
Trevor Story10 Day Injury ListHand
Matt Strahm15 Day Injury ListWrist
Tyler Danish15 Day Injury ListElbow
Tanner Houck15 Day Injury ListBack
Brayan Bello15 Day Injury ListGroin
James Paxton60 Day Injury ListElbow
Kiké Hernández60 Day Injury ListHip Flexor
Chris Sale60 Day Injury ListFinger/Wrist
Josh Taylor60 Day Injury ListBack
Danny SantanaSuspended ListSuspension

Pirates Injury Report

Tyler Heineman10 Day Injury ListLeg
Dillon Peters15 Day Injury ListElbow
David Bednar15 Day Injury ListBack
Roberto Pérez60 Day Injury ListHamstring
Canaan Smith60 Day Injury ListWrist
Blake Cederlind60 Day Injury ListElbow
Nick Mears60 Day Injury ListElbow
Max Kranick60 Day Injury ListElbow
Yerry De Los Santos60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Ke’Bryan HayesDay-to-dayBack

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.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers99.305 (8).361 (25).577 (4)5.8% (10)17.8% (56)6.9% (97)
Xander Bogaerts111.303 (10).373 (14).444 (53)1.9% (109)20.2% (80)9.0% (66)
Alex Verdugo109.275 (40).321 (89).395 (98)1.5% (124)11.5% (7)6.0% (119)
Tommy Pham108.242 (104).317 (97).394 (101)3.2% (66)27.0% (131)10.0% (45)
J.D. Martínez102.279 (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.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds99.259 (68).345 (45).455 (43)4.1% (35)22.2% (92)10.1% (43)
Ke’Bryan Hayes104.251 (84).323 (81).358 (130)1.4% (128)21.4% (88)9.0% (66)
Ben Gamel80.236 (-).329 (-).372 (-)1.7% (-)24.7% (-)11.5% (-)
Michael Chavis98.245 (-).278 (-).416 (-)3.8% (-)29.1% (-)4.1% (-)
Kevin Newman44.265 (-).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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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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