Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Boston Red Sox: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – August 17, 2022

Written By Staff on August 17, 2022

At PNC Park on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (five straight defeats) play the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 PM ET. The Red Sox will give the start to Rich Hill (4-5), and the Pirates will turn to Roansy Contreras (3-2). The Red Sox are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-150) on the road at the Pirates (+130).

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Pirates vs Red Sox Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Pirates vs Red Sox Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Rich Hill (LHP) Roansy Contreras (RHP)
17 GS 9
4-5 W-L 3-2
4.87 ERA 3.78
4.2 IP/Start 4.2
1.365 WHIP 1.38
6.8 K/9 9

Pirates Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Rodolfo Castro .333 8 1 1 1.051
Ben Gamel .265 9 1 9 .824
Bryan Reynolds .250 9 1 6 .775
Greg Allen .226 7 1 4 .701
Michael Chavis .222 6 2 4 .667

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Pirates Record Splits

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
23-30 21-41 20-27 24-44 27-46 17-25

Pirates vs Red Sox Recent Results

Red Sox Pirates
5 – 5 Record 2 – 8
4.4 Runs Per Game 3.7
5 Runs Allowed Per Game 4.9
5-5-0 Record ATS 3-7-0
8.21 K/9 6.94

Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates have been the underdog on the moneyline in six of Contreras’ starts this season, and they went 2-4 in those games.
  • Pittsburgh went 2-8 across the 10 games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Pirates and their opponents combined to go over the run total six times.
  • The Pirates are 36-64 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +130 or longer, Pittsburgh has a 24-47 record (winning just 33.8% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Pirates a 43.5% chance to win.
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