White Sox vs Pirates Prediction - MLB Picks 4/9/23

Pittsburgh Pirates (5-2) vs Chicago White Sox (3-5)

Game Info: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)

Johan Oviedo (0-0) (7.71) vs Michael Kopech (0-1) (13.50)

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The Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park. The two teams have split the first two games of this series. 

White Sox Betting Preview

The White Sox sit with a 4-5 record overall but they are coming off a big win on Saturday. The offense managed 11 runs, and that led to the easy victory. There were four different players that drove in two RBIs. Andrew Vaughn also finished with two hits and two runs scored. Getting the start for the White Sox will be Michael Kopech who sits with a 0-1 record and an ERA of 13.50. In his first start against the San Franciso Giants he went 4.2 innings giving up eight hits and seven runs. Luis Robert has hit four home runs and driven in 10 RBIs.

Pirates Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who have gotten out to a nice start to the season, but the pitching really let them down giving up 11 runs on Saturday. The top offensive player was Andrew McCutchen who finished with three hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored. On the mound for the Pirates will be Johan Oviedo who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 4.71. In his first start against the Red Sox he went 4.2 innings giving up six hits and five runs. 

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White Sox vs Pirates Trends

White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game. White Sox are 14-3 in their last 17 vs. National League Central. White Sox are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win. Pirates are 1-6 in their last 7 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record. Pirates are 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games.

Shane’s Free Pick

Saturday was a shootout, and this game is going to be much of the same. Kopech had an awful start in the first game and he’s going to have some major issues again. Oviedo in his first start gave up five runs, and the White Sox will find offensive success also. This game is going to be a shootout and the over is going to cash. 

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