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MLB Prop Bets: Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates – August 17, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates - August 17, 2022
2022-08-17 19:05:00 EDT

The Boston Red Sox (58-59) face the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-71) at PNC Park on Wednesday at 7:05pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Rich Hill is the probable pitcher for the Red Sox, while Roansy Contreras is the probable pitcher for the Pirates. The Red Sox are favored to win at -145, while the Pirates are at +125. The total runs line is set at 8.5, with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -110.

  • The Red Sox (+110) have a 60-57 Run Line record this season, while the Pirates (-130) hold a record of 59-57.
  • The Red Sox have a 51-57-9 O/U record this season (meaning 51 games have gone over the total runs line, 57 have gone under and nine have resulted in a push). The Pirates have a 50-56-10 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Red Sox are averaging 4.5 runs per game this season (14th in the league). Comparatively, the Pirates are averaging only 3.6 (28th).
  • In the field, the Red Sox are allowing 4.7 runs per game this season (24th in the league), while the Pirates are allowing an average of 5.0 runs (27th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Red Sox are at .252 (ranking 8th in the Major leagues), while the Pirates are batting .220 (29th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Pirates have hit 114 (18th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Red Sox have managed 112 (19th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Red Sox have recorded 497 RBIs to rank 13th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Pirates have recorded 390 RBIs to rank 28th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Pirates have an earned run average of 4.62 this season (26th in the Majors), while The Red Sox have an ERA of 4.34 (25th).

Strikeouts

  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Red Sox have recorded 980 this season, ranking 16th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Pirates rank 24th for total strikeouts, recording 880.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .263 against the Pirates this season (27th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Red Sox’s opponents are at .249 (21st).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Red Sox 24-29-64 10-17-32 14-12-32 12-14-31 12-15-33 0-0-0 3-3-4
  • Pirates 14-31-71 8-14-32 6-17-39 4-3-9 10-28-62 0-0-0 0-4-6

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Red Sox 38-47-32 17-26-16 21-21-16 22-20-15 16-27-17 0-0-0 4-4-2
  • Pirates 34-50-32 17-20-17 17-30-15 6-5-5 28-45-27 0-0-0 1-7-2

NRFI/YRFI

  • The NRFI is 60-57 in Red Sox games this season. The Pirates have a 66-50 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Red Sox recorded a 5-3 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park yesterday. Despite being on the wrong side of that result, Ben Gamel went yard in that matchup, hitting a home run to go with 3 RBIs. The Red Sox have now won four straight against the Pirates.


Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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