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2018 MLB Season
(19-16) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox (9-23)
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Lucas Giolito
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -133 | White Sox +123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates -1.5 (+115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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It was an unspectacular start for Nova who couldn’t make it past five innings as he gave up five earned off of 11 hits while striking out five and walking two. His defense didn’t help as they gave up three unearned runs in his short time in the game.
After pitching 27.2 innings giving up just seven earned, he was due for a dud. The important thing is he isn’t giving up walks as he has only given six all year. That type of command makes it easier to bounce-back after an unfortunate start.
Pittsburgh has been going through a slump in the last week winning just two of seven contests. In that span their lineup is slashing .230/.296/.413 to go along with 20 extra-base hits and 27 RBI.
Chicago White Sox
Giolito was sort of able to get his act together against the St. Louis Cardinals as he put in a quality start. He was able to go 6.1 innings giving up three earned off of four hits while striking out seven (season-high) and walking two. All three runs came from two home runs, while they’d go on to lose 3-2.
After owning an 11:21 strikeout-to-walk ratio it was promising to see the young pitcher induce seven strikeouts to giving up just two walks. He still has a lot to prove, but hopefully he can build off his last start and start chipping away at his 7.03 ERA.
It’s been a miserable time for this Chicago squad as they’ve won just one game in the last week. During that time their lineup is only slashing .226/.278/.379 to go along with 17 extra-base hits for 18 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PIT are 8-2 in their last 10 interleague games.
- CHW are 3-13 in their last 16 home games.
- CHW are 5-21 in their last 26 Tue. games.
- CHW are 6-21 in their last 27 overall.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh slug their way to victory
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Pirates -133
Giolito’s last start was a big improvement, however, he still posted a 6.47 FIP for the game so I don’t believe he’s going to fare well against a good hitting Pittsburgh lineup that has done well with their plate discipline. Nova will get to play to his strength as Chicago ranks dead last in walks while the veteran should have the wit to bounce back after a dud performance.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 5 – White Sox 4
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