Boston Red Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 4/21/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (11-9) vs Boston Red Sox (11-10)

Game Info: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)

Martin Perez (1-0) (2.55) vs () ()

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The Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at PNC Park. Here’s a Red Sox vs Pirates prediction.

Red Sox Betting Preview

The Red Sox look for a sweep before taking on the Guardians next. The Red Sox have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Red Sox have won 9 of their last 13 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Jarren Duran leads the Red Sox with 26 hits and 9 RBI, while Triston Casas and Masataka Yoshida have combined for 37 hits and 20 RBI. Josh Winckowski gets the ball for the Red Sox, and he is 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Winckowski is 0-1 with a 7.88 ERA and 5 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pirates Betting Preview

The Pirates have lost 5 straight games and take on the Brewers next. The Pirates have scored 4 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 straight games. The Pirates have lost 8 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 23 hits and 13 RBI, while Ke'Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz have combined for 37 hits and 13 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball for the Pirates, and he is 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Perez is 5-2 with a 4.28 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Martin Perez has recorded a win in each of his last three appearances against the Red Sox.
  • Bryan Reynolds has hit at least one home run in four of the Pirates' last seven games against the Red Sox.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded a Single in five of his last six home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yasmani Grandal has scored at least one run in six of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Martin Perez has recorded four or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances in day games.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances at PNC Park against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in day games.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

Boston Red Sox Player Prop Facts

  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one RBI in 10 of his last 11 appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Rafael Devers has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Triston Casas has hit a home run in four of the Red Sox's last five games against NL Central opponents.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances at PNC Park.
  • Triston Casas has scored a run in each of his last eight Sunday appearances.
  • Trevor Story has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances at PNC Park.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 28th in the league for strikeouts against this season (210).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 3rd in the league for walks this season (93).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for ERA this season (2.60).
  • The Boston Red Sox rank 1st in the league for strikeouts this season (209).

Red Sox vs Pirates prediction

The Pirates have cooled off drastically over the last week as the bats just aren't showing up. That could change against Josh Winckowski who hasn't been great this season, but I doubt it. The Pirates were expected to be bad this season, and it felt like some were overeating after success against bad teams early. The Pirates aren't good and while they could have the edge with Martin Perez on the mound, I'm just not excited to get behind them. Give me the Red Sox to complete the sweep on Sunday.

Randy’s Pick Boston Red Sox

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