It’s a brand new season in the MLB starting this Thursday. The Boston Red Sox open their season at home with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Check out our preview of this Pirates vs Red Sox matchup in the 2023 MLB regular season. There are more baseball game previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets on more games once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Red Sox MLB Regular Season Game on April 3, 2023
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
When: Monday, April 3, 2023, 7:10 PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the Pittsburgh Pirates (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-2
The Pirates won their first game of the season but lost the final two games of the three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on the road. Pittsburgh has discord just three runs in those losses and surrendered nine runs. On the mound for the Pirates this Monday will be Johan Oviedo has career number of 4-11 W/L, 4.34 ERA, and 1,43 WHIP across 40 appearances (26 starts). He went 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in four road starts in 2022. Oneil Cruz is slashing .400/.462/.700 with a home run and three RBI so far this season.
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last six games when their opponent scores at least five runs in their previous game.
Betting on the Boston Red Sox (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-1
The red-hot offense of the Red Sox has been carrying Boston this early in the 2023 MLB season. Boston has scored nine runs in each of their last three games to help them win the series against the Baltimore Orioles, three games to one. Kutter Crawford hopes to enjoy that kind of run support when he takes the mound this Monday. Jutter went 3-6 with a 5.57 ERA in 2022. As a team, Boston is slashing .327/.395/.564 in 2023, with Adam Duvall and Enrique Hernandez combining for four home runs and 11 RBI.
The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last nine home games.
The Red Sox win, 9-6.
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