Pirates vs Red Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 4/4/23

Boston Red Sox (2-2) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (2-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Nick Pivetta (0-0) (0.00) vs Roansy Contreras (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -140 / Pittsburgh Pirates +120 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-2 this season after they defeated Boston by a score of 7-6 in Game 1. Pittsburgh lost two out of three games in their first series against Cincinnati. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.76 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average this year. The Pirates offense has scored 15 runs with a .212 batting average and a .291 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .353 with three home runs and four RBI’s for the Pirates. The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who was 5-5 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP last year. 

Red Sox Preview

The Boston Red Sox are 2-2 this season after they lost Game 1 of this series. Boston won two out of three games against Baltimore to start the season. The Boston pitching staff has a 7.50 ERA, a 1.81 WHIP, and a .320 opponent batting average. The Red Sox offense has scored 33 runs with a .311 batting average and a .391 on base percentage this year. Adam Duvall is batting .588 with two home runs and nine RBI’s for the Red Sox. The projected starting pitcher for Boston is Nick Pivetta, who was 10-12 with a 4.56 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP last season. 

Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 4-13 in their last 17 games against the AL East. The under is 10-4-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 16 Tuesday games. Boston is 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games. The over is 6-2-1 in Boston’s last 9 Tuesday games. Pittsburgh is 1-4 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings in Boston.

Pick

Boston has been involved in four straight very high scoring games to start the season, with each game having at least 13 runs. Pittsburgh struggled offensively in their last two games against Cincinnati, but they erupted for seven runs in the win on Monday. The Red Sox will start Nick Pivetta in this matchup, who had a 4.56 ERA last year. I think we are going to see another high scoring game and I am taking the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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