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(3-4) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -110 | Boston +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Boston -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl is about as average as it gets for a starting pitcher, and the stats show across the board.
Strikeout rate and walk rate are about average, plate discipline stats that include swings in and out of the zone, first pitch strikes and swinging strikes…average. His ERA and ERA- are also about average.
His first start of the year was nothing spectacular either, five innings of two run ball, five strikeouts and then this is where he falls apart, six walks!
This is in addition to five hits for a grand total of 11 base runners in just five innings of work.
It’s a wonder he didn’t allow more than more runs than just the two.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox expected to light the world on fire this year, they have a similar model of last year’s World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs.
They have an established starting rotation with guys that have years of experience and success to go along with a young core of hitters, many of whom immediately produced.
Their stats however paint a picture of a mixed bag, they’re tied for last in homeruns but in the middle of the pack for runs scored. Their team batting average and OBP are both top seven, but their slugging is bottom 10.
But these things will surely come around, they have the lowest strikeout rate in the league and are still producing an above average wRC+.
It’s a long season and these young hitters will begin to round into form and behind their ace rotation, should be a strong competitor all year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-1 in PIT last 8 road games.
- PIT are 4-11 in their last 16 overall.
- Under is 6-0-2 in BOS last 8 home games.
- Under is 15-4-2 in BOS last 21 on grass.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
A dangerous Red Sox lineup will be licking their chops to face an inexperienced pitcher like Kuhl. If he walks six batters in five innings like his last outing, he will surely give up more than two runs.
The Red Sox offense should feast in this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 9.5
The Red Sox are still struggling to score runs in bunches, they’re a patient bunch that will take advantage of Kuhl, but I believe they’ll still be under the number.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 3 – Boston 1
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