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Pittsburgh favored by 185 against San Francisco on Friday

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Francisco Giants
April 13, 4:35 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds

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The San Francisco Giants host Pittsburgh on Friday, looking to build on their 2-4 mark against the 2-4 Pirates in MLB betting action at AT&T Park.

It's a pitching duel between Matt Cain for the Giants (0-0 on the year) and James McDonald for Pittsburgh (0-0 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 185 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Giants) and the No. 14 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 15 in the same category at 6.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 3-2 on Thursday behind a start from Chris Capuano at Dodger Stadium.

The Giants were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jamie Moyer and the Rockies 4-2 on Thursday at Coors Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Saturday, April 14

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