Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago White Sox 8/31/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 9/1/2021, 12:10 AM UTC
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
Latest Odds: CHW -301 ; Total 9
TV Channel: NBCSCH

Guaranteed Rate Field will play host to a Tuesday night MLB matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox. The Pirates (48-83) have dropped 45 of their 65 road games and are sitting in last place in the NL Central Division standings. On Sunday, Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a walkoff three-run blast to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 home victory versus St. Louis. 

Twenty-three year old righty Bryce Wilson (2-5 4.35 ERA) will make his fifth start as a member of the Pirates. Wilson, who was acquired in a trade from Atlanta, has allowed eight runs in 20 innings for his new team.

The Chicago White Sox are 20 games above .500 at home and hold a comfortable ten game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central Division race. On Sunday, OF Luis Robert homered twice during a 13-1 home victory versus the Chicago Cubs. SP Dylan Cease (11-6) matched a career high with 11 strikeouts to earn the win for the White Sox (76-56).

The White Sox will turn to talented right-hander Lucas Giolito (9-9 3.68 ERA) on Tuesday. Through 154 innings of work, Giolito has fanned 175 batters and owns a solid 1.10 WHIP.

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Betting Trends

  • Pirates are 27-74 in their last 101 road games.
  • White Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series.
  • White Sox are 54-24 in their last 78 games as a home favorite.
  • Over is 5-1-1 in Pirates last 7 interleague games as an underdog.
  • Over is 5-2 in White Sox last 7 during game 1 of a series.
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Pittsburgh 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (hand) was removed from Sunday’s game and is listed as day-to-day. Through 132 games, Pittsburgh ranks 30th in OPS and 30th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 6th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Chicago White Sox win 7-4.

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