White Sox vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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White Sox vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they host the Chicago White Sox (3-4) Friday at 4:12 PM ET on SportsNet PT. Bookmakers consider the White Sox to be -135 favorites, while the Pirates are +116 underdogs to keep their streak alive.

Lucas Giolito starts for Chicago while Rich Hill is Pittsburgh’s starter for the contest.

White Sox vs. Pirates Odds

  • White Sox odds to win: -135
  • Pirates odds to win: +116
  • Spread: White Sox -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 4:12 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win White Sox vs. Pirates?

White Sox and Pirates Betting Trends

The White Sox have won 33.3% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (1-2).

Chicago has played as moneyline favorites of -135 or shorter in just two games this season, which it split 1-1.

The Pirates have entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won four of those games.

Pittsburgh has a record of 4-1 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +116 on the moneyline.

The White Sox have had an over/under set by oddsmakers seven times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in six of those games (6-1-0).

Games involving the Pirates have gone over the total set by bookmakers in two of six chances this season.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have the No. 13 offense in baseball scoring 4.6 runs per game (32 total runs).

Chicago averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 17th in baseball with six total home runs .

The White Sox’s .287 batting average is fourth-best in MLB.

Chicago’s 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 23rd in MLB.

The pitching staff for the White Sox has a collective 10.6 K/9, the second-best in MLB.

Chicago’s 6.93 team ERA ranks 29th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates have scored the 21st-most runs in the league this season with 23 (3.8 per game).

Pittsburgh has hit eight homers this season, which ranks 12th in the majors.

The Pirates have a team batting average of just .211 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Pittsburgh ranks 14th with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.

The Pirates have a 9.0 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 11th in the majors.

Pittsburgh pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.46 ERA this year, ninth-best in baseball.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Giolito (0-0) starts for the White Sox, his second of the season.

Yoan Moncada is batting .440 this season with two home runs, both tops among Chicago hitters.

Luis Robert’s two home runs are most among Chicago batters. He’s driven in three runs this season while slugging .581.

Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago in runs batted in (six) this season. He has a .273 batting average and a .455 slugging percentage.

Andrew Benintendi has eight hits and an OBP of .313 to go with a slugging percentage of .333 this season.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

Hill heads to the mound for the Pirates to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

Bryan Reynolds paces the Pirates in home runs (four), runs batted in (seven) and has a team-best batting average of .417.

Oneil Cruz is hitting .261 with a double, a home run and three walks.

Andrew McCutchen is batting .267 with a double and seven walks.

Ji-Hwan Bae has a double, a home run and a walk while hitting .222.

White Sox and Pirates Injuries

White Sox: Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Strained hamstring), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 15 Day IL (Forearm)

Pirates: Robert Stephenson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Hedges: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

White Sox vs. Pirates Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 8, White Sox 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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