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Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at PNC Park on Thursday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the San Francisco Giants in baseball betting odds action.

Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 7-4 record into the contest. Jake Peavy gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants; he's 3-5 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -124 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-4.6 win for the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (71-47) will face the 65-55 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Francisco injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 8 (San Francisco Giants) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.13 hits per game. The San Francisco Giants average 9.27 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.

San Francisco brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with M Cain throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Arizona on Wednesday at PNC Park behind starter J Happ.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games
  • San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 21st

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