Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees - 9/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Yankees (89-58) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (55-93)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Luis Severino (5-3) (3.45) vs Roansy Contreras (5-4) (3.24)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -310 / Pittsburgh Pirates +250 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the New York Yankees in Game 2 of their series at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-93 this season and have lost five games in a row. Pittsburgh lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 9-8 on Tuesday night after they allowed five runs in the ninth inning. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 531 runs with a .221 batting average and a .287 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .261 with 24 home runs and 56 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 5-4 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 83.1 innings pitched this season.

The New York Yankees are 89-58 this season and have won two games in a row. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, New York lost two out of three games against the Brewers. The New York pitching staff has a 3.37 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a .221 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 737 runs with a .240 batting average and a .323 on base percentage this year. Aaron Judge is batting .316 with 60 home runs and 128 RBI’s for the Yankees this season. The projected starter for New York is Luis Severino, who is 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 86 innings pitched this season.

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Pittsburgh is 17-43 in their last 60 games and 1-6 in their last 7 games against the AL East. The over is 13-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 16 Wednesday games. New York is 10-2 in their last 12 interleague home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games. The over is 6-1 in New York’s last 7 home games. Pittsburgh is 1-9 in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings in New York.

New York was able to win in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night with a walk off grand slam by Giancarlo Stanton. New York will start Luis Severino in this game, who is returning from the IL and hasn’t pitched since mid-July. For the Pirates, Roansy Contreras has allowed two runs or fewer in five straight starts. I have been very impressed with Contreras over his last few starts, but how will he hold up against the Yankees lineup? I am taking the under in this game.

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