Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8-17-22

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Boston Red Sox face off with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, PA on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 7:05 PM ET. Boston holds a slugging percentage of .408, struck out 973 times, and walked 323 times this season.


The Red Sox possess 1,007 hits and 493 RBIs so far this season, and their batting average is now resting at .253. The team earned a 4.35 team ERA for the season, ranking them 25th in the league.


The Boston Red Sox are in the fifth position in the AL East division at 58-59. 


It is anticipated that Rich Hill will start this game for the Red Sox. Throughout his pro baseball career, Hill pitched 1,212 innings and had 1,244 strikeouts. His career WHIP is 1.229, and he allowed 520 earned runs.


Hill has a 4.01 FIP and a 78-57 win-loss record during his career while facing 5,085 hitters in the major leagues.


  • The Boston Red Sox are 6-12 SU in their last 18 matches on the road. 
  • The Red Sox are 2-6 SU in their previous 8 games when playing on the road against the Pirates. 
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the NL Central division.

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Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/17/2022


The team WHIP and FIP for the Pirates this season are both 1.429 and 4.31, respectively. The ratio of strikeouts to walks is presently 2.17 (874 strikeouts against 402 free passes).


As a team, they own 1,038 hits allowed, which positions them 27th in MLB. They surrendered 121 home runs and 5.14 runs per nine innings (27th in baseball). Pittsburgh trails in 5th in the NL Central division with a 45-71 record.


JT Brubaker will take the mound for the Pirates on Wednesday night. Across his career, Brubaker pitched 285 innings and gave up 295 base hits while striking out 294 batters.


Brubaker (8-26 career win-loss record) boasts a 4.93 earned run average and allows 9.3 hits per nine innings pitched. He gave up 156 extra-base hits while compiling a WHIP of 1.389 and a FIP of 4.4.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s previous 7 matches. 
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-5 SU in their last 5 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the team’s previous 5 games against the Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this match is the Pittsburgh Pirates. In their last seven home games versus Boston, Pittsburgh prevailed six times.


The Red Sox experienced difficulties on the road, losing four of their previous five games, and they also encountered trouble in interleague play, losing four of their previous five games.


Rich Hill, the starting pitcher for Boston, took a beating in each of his previous three appearances, surrendering 11 runs on 16 hits in just 11 2/3 innings, leading to three consecutive losses for Boston.


The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 5-4. 


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Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET 


Location: PNC Park, PA


Date: August 17, 2022 




MLB Odds: PIT +130


MLB Totals: 8.5


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