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San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Francisco Giants
Aug 25, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds

76-53TEAM RECORD57-72

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Pittsburgh duelling San Francisco on Sunday at AT&T Park.

The Giants will turn to Ryan Vogelsong and his 2-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send AJ Burnett (6-8) to the hill.

View Pittsburgh vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Giants as +124 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to San Francisco on Saturday at AT&T Park.

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

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

A few Pirates at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games
San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, August 27
San Francisco at Colorado, Monday, August 26

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