Pirates vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Pirates vs. White Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Pittsburgh Pirates (5-3) are -133 favorites to take Game 3 of th series from the Chicago White Sox (4-5) Sunday at 1:35 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied, and the underdog White Sox are listed with +114 odds to win the rubber match and take the series victory.

Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo and Chicago’s Michael Kopech have been named the starters for this contest.

Pirates vs. White Sox Odds

  • Pirates odds to win: -133
  • White Sox odds to win: +114
  • Spread: Pirates -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win Pirates vs. White Sox?

Pirates and White Sox Betting Trends

The Pirates are playing as the moneyline favorite in their first game this season.

Pittsburgh has ynot played as moneyline favorites of -133 or shorter.

This season, the White Sox have won two out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Chicago has a record of 2-2 when it’s set as an underdog of +114 or more by sportsbooks this season.

In the eight games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Pirates, they have combined with opponents to go over the total four times (4-4-0).

The White Sox’s games have gone over the total in eight of their nine chances.

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Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates rank 13th in runs scored with 41, 5.1 per game.

Pittsburgh averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB play with 11 total home runs.

The Pirates are 12th in MLB with a .257 batting average.

Pittsburgh strikes out 8.5 times per game, the No. 12 mark in baseball.

The Pirates pitching staff ranks 19th in the majors with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Pittsburgh has a 5.14 team ERA that ranks 21st among all MLB pitching staffs.

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White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 52.

Chicago’s 10 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.

The White Sox rank second in MLB with a .296 team batting average.

Chicago ranks 17th with an average of 8.2 strikeouts per game.

The White Sox have a 9.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, fifth-best in baseball.

Chicago has pitched to a 7.38 ERA this season, which ranks 30th in baseball.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

The Pirates will look to Oviedo (0-0) in his second start of the season.

Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in batting average (.424), home runs (five) and runs batted in (14) this season.

Andrew McCutchen has nine hits and an OBP of .515 to go with a slugging percentage of .583 this season.

Oneil Cruz has collected eight base hits, an OBP of .378 and a slugging percentage of .400 this season.

Carlos Santana is batting .258 with an OBP of .361 and a slugging percentage of .484 this season.

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White Sox Key Players to Watch

Kopech heads to the mound for the White Sox to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

Luis Robert leads the White Sox in home runs (four), runs batted in (10) and has racked up a team-high batting average of .366.

Tim Anderson is hitting .350 with five doubles and two walks.

Andrew Vaughn has four doubles and six walks while batting .276.

Yoan Moncada is batting .343 with four doubles, two home runs and a walk.

Pirates and White Sox Injuries

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: 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)

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Pirates vs. White Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 8, White Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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