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Pittsburgh PiratesSan Francisco Giants
April 14, 9:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds

2-5TEAM RECORD3-4

San Francisco will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to AT&T Park.

San Francisco sends Barry Zito out against Charlie Morton for the Pirates in this game. Zito is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season, while Morton is 0-0 on the year and has a 0.00 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Giants in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 2.9 runs allowed per game. The Giants have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (5.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at -172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Matt Cain in a losing cause, 5-0, against San Francisco on Friday.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Sunday, April 15

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