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2021 MLB Handicapping
(48-83) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox (76-56)
Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Mitch Keller (PIT) vs. Carlos Rodon (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +385 White Sox -625
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Pirates will be in Chicago to take on the White Sox for game 2 Wednesday at 8:10 ET. Game 1 is Tuesday at 8:10 ET.
Mitch Keller is going for the Pirates and Carlos Rodon is going for the White Sox.
These teams met back in June and they split a 2 game series.
The Pirates have had a very bad season so far and they remain one of the worst teams in baseball.
They are last in the National League Central with a record of 48-83. They trail the Brewers by 31.5 games.
Pittsburgh split a 4 game series with the Cardinals before this series. In those games, the Pirates scored 18 runs and allowed 27 runs.
Monday was an off day for this squad.
Mitch Keller is 4-10 with an ERA of 6.75. His last start was against the Cardinals where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 7 earned runs. Pittsburgh won that game 11-7.
The pitching has really struggled for this team. They have an ERA of 5.05 which is 28th best in the game.
Their offense has also been weak. The team is only scoring 3.59 runs per game which is the worst mark in baseball.
Hitting home runs is not a big part of what this team does. They have only hit 101 of them which is also last in baseball.
Chicago White Sox
Unlike the Pirates, the White Sox have had a very good season. They are one of the best teams in the American League.
It seems like they have been in first place of the American League Central for the whole season. They lead the Indians by 10 full games.
Chicago took 2 games out of 3 from the Cubs over the weekend. In those games, the Sox scored 30 runs and allowed 21 runs.
Monday was a day off for this team.
Carlos Rodon has been quite good for this team. He is 10-5 with an ERA of 2.43. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Chicago won that game 10-7.
The pitching has been strong for this team. They have an ERA of 3.76 which is 9th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been strong. They are scoring 5.03 runs per game which is 5th best in the league.
Chicago has hit 159 home runs which is 17th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 26-56 in their last 82 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 11-24 in their last 35 games vs. the American League Central.
- Pirates are 7-17 in their last 24 games overall.
- Pirates are 7-17 in their last 24 games on grass.
- White Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague games.
- White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague games vs. a right handed starter.
- White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. the National League Central.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
These are 2 teams going in different directions. The White Sox have no reason to lose these games.
Chicago is a much better team and it appears that the oddsmakers agree as they are more than a 6 dollar favorite to start off.
I feel that Rodon will pitch well and the Sox will hit around Keller.
My play is the White Sox on the run line.
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