Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/16/2022 Game Analysis, Tips and Favorite Forecast

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Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08-16-2022 Game Analysis Tips and Favorite Forecast

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/16/2022 – The Boston Red Sox will be facing the Pittsburgh Pirates in battle at PNC Park on Tuesday evening. The Boston Red Sox are in the fifth and last position of the AL East with 57-59, four spots below the ruling New York Yankees. The Pittsburgh Pirates are also fifth in the NL Central with 45-70, just one spot below the Chicago Cubs. The Red Sox are seeking a win to build on their triumph against New York in the previous matchup. The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to win this game as predicted by the ESPN MLB predictions.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/16/2022

When: Tuesday, August 16, 7:05 PM ET
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: NESN
Stream: MLB.TV

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/16/2022

Team RL TOTAL ML
Boston Red Sox -1.5 (+120) 9 o (-116) -141
Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (-167) 9 u (-118) +105
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Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are coming to this game after facing the New York Yankees in the previous matchup. In that series, Boston won two games out of three, with scores of 3-2, 3-2, and 3-0. In Sunday’s game, the Red Sox had Michael Wacha throwing for seven innings. The Boston Red Sox will be giving the ball to Nick Pivetta for this game. Pivetta is currently 8-9 with a 4.51 ERA for the current baseball season.

Players to watch: Alex Verdugo LF (GP 109, AB 418, R 46, H 115, 2B 29, 3B 0, HR 7, RBI 54, TB 165, BB 27, SO 52, SB 1, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.321, SLG 0.395, OPS 0.716, WAR 0.1), Xander Bogaerts SS (GP 111, AB 412, R 63, H 125, 2B 31, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 49, TB 183, BB 42, SO 94, SB 7, AVG 0.303, OBP 0.373, SLG 0.444, OPS 0.818, WAR 3.7).

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates faced the San Francisco Giants before coming to this game in a three-game series. Against the Giants, the Pirates lost all three games and lost with a score of 8-7 in the final game. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending Mitch Keller to the hill against the Red Sox. Keller is currently 4-8 with a 4.25 ERA and has played a total of 112.1 innings and given up 119 hits.

Players to watch: Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B (GP 103, AB 391, R 44, H 98, 2B 18, 3B 3, HR 6, RBI 35, TB 140, BB 39, SO 93, SB 13, AVG 0.251, OBP 0.323, SLG 0.358, OPS 0.681, WAR 3.3), Bryan Reynolds CF (GP 99, AB 363, R 50, H 94, 2B 14, 3B 3, HR 17, RBI 40, TB 165, BB 42, SO 92, SB 5, AVG 0.259, OBP 0.345, SLG 0.455, OPS 0.8, WAR 2.1).

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Red Sox

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 15 games against an opponent in the National League Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games played in August.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
Pittsburgh are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home.
Pittsburgh are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks

The Boston Red Sox were fantastic against the Yankees and are smoking up with Pivetta on the mound for this game. The Pirates, on the other hand, were abysmal against the Giants. But if history has taught anything, the Pirates are never down for long and the Boston Red Sox are going to lose this game as predicted by updated MLB betting data.

Score Prediction: Pirates 5, Red Sox 3.