Pirates World Series Odds, Betting Picks & 2021 Predictions
Kirk Irwin/Getty Images. Pictured: Ke’Bryan Hayes
Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
|World Series Odds||+25000|
|Regular Season Wins||58.5|
|To Make Playoffs||N/A|
|Odds via DraftKings.|
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Pittsburgh Pirates Pick
Pirates Over 35.5% Win Percentage (Bet365)
This win percentage bet implies a total of 57.5 wins for the Pirates over a 162-game schedule. In February, I projected the Pirates at 59.5 wins. Based upon current projections from ATC, Davenport, FanGraphs, and PECOTA, their win total projection ranges from 61-66; meaning that the least-optimistic projection still exceeds their listed total.
Though they have clearly been shedding talent (Josh Bell, Jameson Taillon) and have no intention of competing in 2021, solid bullpen arms will keep them in tight games, and there’s upside in their lineup, particularly in third baseman KeBryan Hayes, who looks like an instant superstar on both sides of the ball. Given the relative weakness of this division, I think the Pirates can avoid a 100-loss season.
Projected 26-Man Roster
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Starting pitchers: Tyler Anderson, Chad Kuhl, Mitch Keller, JT Brubaker, Wil Crowe
Bullpen: Richard Rodríguez, Chris Stratton, Michael Feliz, Kyle Crick, David Bednar, Sam Howard, Duane Underwood Jr., Trevor Cahill, Luis Oviedo
Catchers: Jacob Stallings, Michael Perez
Infielders: Ke’Bryan Hayes, Adam Frazier, Kevin Newman, Colin Moran, Phillip Evans, Erik González
Outfielders: Bryan Reynolds, Anthony Alford, Gregory Polanco, Dustin Fowler