Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants Free Pick

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will head west to AT&T Park to face off against the San Francisco Giants. The game will begin at 4:05 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on both ATPT and NSBA.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants Odds

San Francisco (-115) is hosting this one as the favorite against Pittsburgh (+105) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. The game’s runline odds sit at -200 for picking the Pirates +1.5 runs and +170 for the Giants -1.5.

The Pirates have gone 59-56 SU this year and are 56-61 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.5 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 8.3 units ATS. The Giants, on the other hand, are 57-58 SU and 64-53 ATS. They’ve gained 5.2 units for moneyline bettors and 9.9 units ATS.

San Francisco games have an over/under record of 55-58-4 in 2018. The Pirates have an over/under record of 57-52-8.

San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.22 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.54 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

The San Francisco offense is putting up 4.0 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .220/.277/.348 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and right fielder Andrew McCutchen have led the Giants’ batters this year. Crawford is slashing .278/.346/.435 with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 48 runs scored, while McCutchen’s line is .261/.357/.418 with 12 homers, 46 RBIs and 55 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Pittsburgh’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.17 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.25 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.19, along with a K/9 of 9.68.

Pirates hitters have slashed .254/.322/.414 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Pittsburgh’s hitters have been paced by outfielders Corey Dickerson and Starling Marte, who have combined to drive in 100 runs. Dickerson is slashing .314/.347/.504 with 11 home runs, 45 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Marte (.283/.329/.481) is up to 17 homers, 55 RBIs, 62 runs and 27 stolen bases.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Giants, ATS Winner – Pirates, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in four of Pittsburgh’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • The Pittsburgh defense has allowed three errors over its last five games, compared to zero errors for San Francisco over its last five.
  • The Pirates have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.