Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - FanDuel Sportsbook Promo and Prediction

August 16, 2022

12:05 PM ET Aug 16
Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Red Sox to WIN

Boston Red Sox will face Pittsburgh Pirates in a series opener on Tuesday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. There will be three games played in this series. It is their first meeting in the 2022 regular season.

Before this game, the Red Sox won a three-game series against the New York Yankees, while the Pirates just got defeated by the San Francisco Giants.

The Red Sox will have Nick Pivetta (8-9, 4.51 ERA) on the mound and the Pirates will have Mitch Keller (4-8, 4.25 ERA) as their starting pitcher.

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✅ The Red Sox recorded 57-59 this season, compared to the Pirates' 45-70.
✅ Boston has third-baseman Rafael Devers who recorded .305 batting average and 25 home runs this season.
✅ This season, the Red Sox have been favorites in 58 games with a winning rate of 56.9 percent.

Teams: Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates
When: Tuesday, August 16, 7:05 p.m. ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Betting Pick: Boston Red Sox to win Moneyline @ -142

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Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Boston Red Sox

Boston ranks fifth in the AL East. Their slugging percentage this season is .408 which places them at No. 11 in MLB. They have made 112 home runs, making them one of the top 20 teams in MLB. For batting, the team has a combined .253 average. The Red Sox ranks 16th in MLB with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.

The Red Sox recently lost their starting pitcher Chris Sale, who cannot continue the season due to a wrist injury. However, they will be joined by Enrique Hernandez in the upcoming game. Hernandez was put on the injury list two months ago due to an issue in his hip.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates currently finish fifth in the NL East. They recorded more home runs this season compared to the Red Sox but showed a lower batting average of .221 and a combined slugging average of .363. This season, the Pirates are also the third-lowest scoring team, recording 415 runs or 3.6 runs per game. The team also recorded 9.3 strikeouts per game.

Yerry De Los Santos was declared out for the season on August 12 after sustaining an elbow injury. They reported that third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes had a back issue on August 14, but he will likely join the team to face Boston.

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