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Baseball odds preview - San Francisco vs. Pittsburgh

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April 26, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

The match puts starter Matt Cain for the Giants on the hill facing Charlie Morton for the Pirates. Cain brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Morton is 2-1 to date on the season.

View San Francisco vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 15 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 8 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 9-6 loser at home against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. San Francisco lost in extra innings against the Braves on Sunday as Atlanta edged them 9-6 at AT&T Park.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Nationals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -124 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 4-2 final on Monday in support of Paul Maholm at PNC Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

A few Giants at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 27

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