White Sox Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 1, 2021

Written By Staff on September 1, 2021

The Chicago White Sox (77-56) will look for Yoan Moncada to continue a 15-game hitting streak when they match up against the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-84) on Wednesday at 8:10 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago (-400 to win) has Carlos Rodon set to start, while Pittsburgh (+300) will send out Max Kranick.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 1, 2021, 8:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Rodón (CHW) Pitcher Kranick (PIT)
10 – 5 W/L 1 – 2
114.2 IP 20.0
2.43 ERA 7.20
0.960 WHIP 1.650
12.8 K/9 8.1
2.4 BB/9 3.2

White Sox Probable Starter Carlos Rodón

  • Rodon gets the start for the White Sox, his 21st of the season. He is 10-5 with a 2.43 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 114 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Thursday against the Blue Jays, when he went five innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has the worst slugging percentage (.360) and is last in MLB play with 101 home runs. They have a collective .233 batting average, and are 26th in the league with 1013 total hits and last in MLB action scoring 472 runs.
  • The White Sox have an 11-5 record in Rodon’s 16 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 1, 2021 at 8:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Rodón

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ben Gamel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Max Kranick

  • Kranick (1-2) will take the mound for the Pirates, his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, Aug. 4 against the Brewers, throwing four innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • The White Sox are batting .253 this season, fifth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .421 (10th in the league) with 161 home runs.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Pittsburgh has a record of 2-3 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 1, 2021 at 8:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Kranick

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Cesar Hernández 5 .400 2 0 3 .500 .900
Brian Goodwin 1 1.000 1 1 2 1.000 5.000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox score an average of 5.1 runs per home game and 4.9 per contest away from Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • The White Sox are the fifth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.0 runs per game (668 total).
  • The White Sox have won 65 of the 101 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (64.4%).
  • Chicago has yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -400 or shorter.
  • Chicago has played in 131 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 59 times (59-64-8).
  • Chicago was the moneyline favorite for five of its last 10 games, and went 4-1 in those matchups.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 472 total runs (3.6 per game) this season.
  • In 66 road games this season, they’ve scored 3.2 runs per contest compared to the 4.0 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 122 times and won 43, or 35.2%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +300 odds on them winning this game.
  • Games involving Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 61 of 132 chances this season.
  • In eight games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Pittsburgh has a record of 4-4.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has put up a team-high 28 home runs and 102 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Abreu ranks 16th in HR (28), and first in RBI (102).
  • Abreu takes a seven-game hitting streak into this matchup. Over that span he is hitting .448 with three doubles, three home runs, two walks and 10 RBIs.
  • Moncada is batting .264 with 23 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 69 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Moncada ranks ninth in OBP.
  • Moncada has hit safely in 15 straight games. Over that span he is hitting .351 with three doubles, a home run, six walks and five RBIs.

White Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 472 .265 73 28 102 .344 .846
Yoán Moncada 428 .264 60 11 54 .374 .774
César Hernández 376 .231 60 18 47 .307 .738
Andrew Vaughn 375 .248 54 15 44 .323 .747
Leury García 317 .246 46 3 43 .325 .666
Brian Goodwin 203 .227 31 8 26 .319 .723
Yasmani Grandal 195 .210 46 18 49 .403 .911
Luis Robert 167 .335 27 6 21 .374 .913
Danny Mendick 152 .217 13 2 20 .306 .595
Eloy Jiménez 119 .277 16 8 30 .315 .844

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in batting average (.299), home runs (21) and runs batted in (77) this season.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Reynolds ranks 11th in AVG (.299), ninth in OBP (.374), 17th in SLG (.514), 25th in RBI (77), and 14th in hits (139).
  • Jacob Stallings has collected 75 hits this season and has an OBP of .328. He’s slugging .371 on the year.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 465 .299 73 21 77 .374 .888
Kevin Newman 427 .220 42 4 29 .256 .558
Jacob Stallings 318 .236 32 8 47 .328 .699
Ke’Bryan Hayes 281 .246 36 5 28 .317 .687
Ben Gamel 247 .259 31 6 19 .344 .757
Colin Moran 228 .285 18 7 34 .341 .766
Wilmer Difo 175 .269 19 3 18 .335 .718
Michael Perez 161 .143 14 7 16 .211 .534
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 78 .167 5 0 5 .244 .462
Hoy Jun Park 63 .190 5 1 5 .250 .552

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