San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Matchup Report
Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between San Francisco and Pittsburgh on Saturday, with the host Giants trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Francisco Liriano to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 14-5. Getting the ball for the Giants is Tim Lincecum, who owns a 6-13 record on the season with a 4.53 ERA.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Giants at No. 7 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +122 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 3-1 final on Friday in support of Charlie Morton at AT&T Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Pirates at Giants trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 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 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Sunday, August 25