White Sox vs. Pirates Prediction
Should the Pittsburgh Pirates have any issues holding off the Chicago White Sox at home when the two meet up tonight at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7:05PM ET – PNC Park
TV: NSCH; ATPT
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, Pittsburgh is favored at home tonight. The Pirates are getting odds of -145 to win, while the White Sox are listed with odds of +135 on the road. The over/under total for the game is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on the Pirates at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox end losing streak
The White Sox put an end to their latest losing streak on Sunday with a 5-3 victory at Chicago. The latest losing streak was seven games. The White Sox are now 10-27 overall and 7-12 on the road. Chicago is putting up 3.97 runs per game this season while allowing 5.78 per contest.
Reynaldo Lopez will start for the White Sox on Tuesday night. He is 0-2 through seven starts but has a 2.44 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Lopez has pitched 44.1 innings this year and has 31 strikeouts with 19 walks.
Pirates end win streak
The Pirates had their five-game win streak put to an end by the Giants on Sunday, 5-0. Still, that showing put an end to a dominant run where Pittsburgh scored 42 runs in five games. The Pirates are now 23-17 overall and 12-6 at home. Pittsburgh is putting up 5.02 runs per game this season while allowing 4.45 per game.
Trevor Williams gets the start for the Pirates on Tuesday. Williams is 4-1 this season through eight starts and he has a 3.13 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Williams has pitched 46 innings this season and has 29 strikeouts with 20 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have lost 21 of their last 26 interleague games against a winning team and 13 of their last 16 interleague road games against a winning team.
The Pirates have won seven of their last eight at home and nine of their last 11 interleague home games. They also have won five straight home games against a right-handed starter.
While I like what Lopez has done on the mound, it hasn’t led to much success in terms of wins and losses. The Sox just don’t have much in terms of hitting and a bullpen to help the team get victories. The Pirates have been playing well and been hitting the ball lately. I think they should be just fine in tonight’s series opener.
The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -145