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Pittsburgh Pirates home to Giants in baseball betting action

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July 8, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

46-39TEAM RECORD47-37

The Pittsburgh Pirates host San Francisco on Sunday, looking to build on their 47-37 mark against the 46-39 Giants in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

For the Pirates, AJ Burnett gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Tim Lincecum, 3-9 on the year.

View San Francisco vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Pirates as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Giants, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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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. 12-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Giants offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Giants hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Pirates on July 7. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. San Francisco didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Giants at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco's last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco home to Houston, Friday, July 13
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Friday, July 13

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