Yankees vs Pirates Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 20, 2022

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On Tuesday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the New York Yankees (88-58) hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-92) at 7:05 PM ET. Nestor Cortes (10-4) will start for the Yankees. The Pirates have not named a starter yet.

The Yankees’ home-field advantage is apparent today in terms of their moneyline advantage (-330), compared to Pittsburgh’s (+263). The total for this contest is set at 8.

Yankees vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

New York Yankees (-2.5)

Moneyline

Yankees (-330)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -105)

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When, Where, at What Time is Yankees vs. Pirates

  • Game Day: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: The Bronx, New York
  • Stadium: Yankee Stadium

Yankees Injury Report

Name Status Injury
DJ LeMahieu 10 Day Injury List Toe
Andrew Benintendi 10 Day Injury List Wrist
Matt Carpenter 10 Day Injury List Foot
Albert Abreu 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Scott Effross 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Luis Gil 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Zack Britton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Stephen Ridings 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Chad Green 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Harrison Bader 60 Day Injury List Foot
Luis Severino 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Michael King 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
David Bednar 15 Day Injury List Back
JT Brubaker 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
Max Kranick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Yerry De Los Santos 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Colin Holderman 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kevin Newman Day-to-day Finger

Last Time Out: Yankees and Pirates

The Yankees were vicotrious 12-8 over the Brewers Tuesday in their last game. Aaron Judge finished 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and four RBI to lead them offensively while Gerrit Cole was earned the victory after throwing five innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits while striking out eight.

The Pirates fell to the Mets 7-3 Tuesday. Oneil Cruz went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in the defeat, while Robert Stephenson took the loss on the mound, pitching one inning, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out one.

Betting Trends

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

The Yankees have entered the game as favorites 133 times this season and won 84, or 63.2%, of those games. New York is undefeated in five games this season when favored by -330 or more on the moneyline. The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 76.7% chance of a victory for the Yankees. New York and its opponents have hit the over in 71 of their 149 games with a total this season. The Yankees have an ATS record of 65-84-0 in 149 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge 142 .316 (5) .419 (1) .701 (1) 9.4% (1) 25.2% (113) 14.7% (4)
Anthony Rizzo 120 .226 (119) .339 (48) .498 (17) 6.3% (4) 18.8% (60) 11.1% (22)
Gleyber Torres 131 .245 (88) .296 (116) .429 (65) 4.0% (42) 22.6% (86) 6.3% (106)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 130 .269 (44) .321 (82) .333 (126) 0.6% (130) 13.9% (17) 6.4% (105)
Giancarlo Stanton 99 .209 (-) .294 (-) .447 (-) 6.4% (-) 28.9% (-) 10.9% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 134 games this year and have walked away with the win 49 times (36.6%) in those games. Pittsburgh has a mark of 2-4 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +263 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 27.5% chance of walking away with the win. Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 67 of their 152 opportunities. The Pirates have posted a record of 78-74-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 131 .256 (70) .335 (56) .444 (54) 4.2% (36) 23.3% (89) 9.1% (57)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 125 .244 (89) .314 (92) .351 (123) 1.4% (119) 22.5% (85) 8.7% (66)
Ben Gamel 105 .231 (-) .319 (-) .367 (-) 2.0% (-) 23.2% (-) 10.7% (-)
Michael Chavis 125 .238 (-) .273 (-) .403 (-) 3.4% (-) 29.7% (-) 4.4% (-)
Oneil Cruz 74 .221 (-) .268 (-) .468 (-) 5.7% (-) 38.8% (-) 6.0% (-)

Yankees vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Yankees will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-330). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8 runs).

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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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