The San Francisco Giants will head east to play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on ATPT and NSBA.
San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Pittsburgh (-115) as the favorite over San Francisco (+105). The total sits at 7.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 and the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -200 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +170 for the Pirates -1.5 runs.
The Giants are 8-12 SU and are 8-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline over the early part of the year and 6.5 units ATS. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Pirates, on the other hand, are 10-6 SU and 10-6 ATS. The team’s gained 6.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.4 units ATS. Pittsburgh has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.
Pittsburgh games have a 7-9 over/under record so far in 2019. The Giants have an over/under record of 7-10-2.
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner is the probable starter for the visiting Giants. Bumgarner (1-2, 3.12 ERA) has racked up 23 strikeouts in 26 innings so far. He has yet to face the Pirates this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Pirates are sending righty Jordan Lyles (1-0, 0.82 ERA) to the mound. Lyles has 12 strikeouts and four walks to his credit, along with a 0.91 WHIP. Lyles only made one start against the Giants in 2018 (0-0, 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts across 6.2 innings).
As a unit, Pittsburgh’s pitchers have given up 3.4 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 2.09, a WHIP of 0.99 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 11.5 K/9.
The Pittsburgh offense is putting up 3.7 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .225/.281/.376 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
The Pirates’ hitters have been led by first baseman Josh Bell and right fielder Melky Cabrera. Bell is hitting .310/.382/.586 with three home runs, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Cabrera’s line sits at .367/.392/.490 with 18 hits, four RBIs and five runs.
In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 9.03 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.40, along with a WHIP of 1.18.
The Giants offense has slashed .205/.268/.336 on its way to 3.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
San Francisco’s offense has been fueled by Steven Duggar and Evan Longoria. Duggar is slashing .238/.267/.413 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored, while Longoria (.219/.250/.370) is up to two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored.
The Giants have lost 1.1 units and are 3-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to five that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Pirates have netted 0.8 units and are 2-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in three of those games, as opposed to one which went under the total.
Giants vs. Pirates MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Pirates, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER
- The over has hit in just two of San Francisco’s last seven games.
- The Giants have a total OPS of .604 this season and an OPS of .584 against right-handed pitchers. The Pirates’ OPS stands at .680 overall and .720 against righties.
- The Giants have lost three of their last four games SU.
- San Francisco has posted 17.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.8 over its last five.
- The Giants have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.