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Will the Pirates go over or under their win total in 2021?

We take a look at the betting lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for win total and to make the postseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates third basemen Ke’Bryan Hayes is congratulated by designated hitter Colin Moran after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

No team is expected to win fewer games in 2021 than the Pittsburgh Pirates. But is their 58.5 wins projection too high? Let’s take a look at the best betting option for the Pirates’ win total line on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Pittsburgh Pirates Under 58.5 wins (-130)

To answer the question posed in the introduction: yes. And the market seems to agree with the look of that money line. The over is currently at +105. But the Pirates were on just a 51-win pace last season, and that was with Josh Bell and Joe Musgrove. Both of those players are gone. Plus, Steven Brault, who is probably the Pirates’ best starting pitcher, will miss the first couple of months of this season due to an injury. Rookie third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes looks like a gem. That’s about it.

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