Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4-8-2023

Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago White Sox will go against the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in PNC Park, PA, on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 6:35 PM ET.

 

Mike Clevinger will start for the White Sox for the second time this year. Clevinger pitched five scoreless innings against the Astros in his White Sox debut, striking out eight batters.

 

The seasoned right-hander, who struggled with ailments in recent seasons, tossed 114.1 innings for the Padres last season and posted a 7-7 record while posting a 4.33 ERA and 1.20 WHIP.

 

Clevinger has a 3.36 career ERA and had several outstanding seasons in Cleveland. In his career, he did not yet face off against the Pirates.

 

Chicago is taking part in the second of a six-game road trip. They have two victories in four games after traveling to Houston to start the season.

 

This week, they had a poor home series against the Giants, dropping two of the 3 games, losing 31 runs, and giving up 13 runs on Friday.

 

  • The total went OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 matches.
  • The Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches.
  • The Chi White Sox are 6-3 SU in their last 9 matches against Pittsburgh.

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Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 4/8/2023

 

Vince Velasquez will take the hill for the Pirates for the second time this year. In his first start against the Reds, Velasquez had trouble, giving up three runs, including two home runs in 4.2 innings, and was given the loss.

 

The seasoned right-hander spent last season with the White Sox, where he struggled to find success. In 27 appearances, he posted a dismal 4.78 ERA but an impressive 1.23 WHIP.

 

A young Pirates team eager to show improvement after years of rebuilding had a promising start to its games.

 

They lost the first series against the Reds but bounced back by defeating the Red Sox at Fenway Park by winning two of the three games.

 

After a 4-1 victory on Wednesday afternoon, the Bucs limited the Red Sox to eight runs in the last three games.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches at home.

Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago White Sox.

 

On paper, the White Sox are the strongest offensive team in the AL Central, and they have a good chance of winning this game with Mike Clevinger starting.

 

Clevinger made his White Sox debut against the Astros and dominated, tossing five innings of scoreless relief. Clevinger has the makings of an ace, and anticipates a strong year from the seasoned pitcher.

 

Also, Pirates starter Vince Velasquez had a difficult start to the season against the Reds, allowing three runs, including two home runs, in 4.2 innings.

 

As three of his last four seasons saw an ERA above five, Velasquez was not a dependable choice. Chicago will win to a predicted score of 

 

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MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM (EDT)

 

Location: PNC Park, PA

 

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023

 

TV: NSCH

 

MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox -124

 

MLB Totals: 8

 

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