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Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds
The Giants get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Madison Bumgarner gets the call for the San Francisco Giants and he will try to build on a 11-7 mark. In the other dugout, Charlie Morton brings a 4-3 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Giants bats.
The Pirates were listed as +-144 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at .
The Giants sit at No. 7 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 6 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 9 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Giants have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).
San Francisco owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 2-rated defense.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 10-5 result against the Giants on August 22. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh rolled to a 10-5 win against San Francisco on Thursday, as Jeff Locke and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at AT&T Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pirates at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Saturday, August 24