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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at AT&T Park.

Jeff Locke will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Lefthander Locke is 9-4 this season with a 2.90 ERA.

It'll be Matt Cain toeing the rubber for the Giants in this contest. Righthander Cain is 8-8 with a 4.35 ERA so far this season.

Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Padres. They lost as -128 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

San Francisco was a 12-1 loser in its last match at home against the Red Sox. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 74-52 SU
San Francisco: 56-70 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against 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 when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games

Next up:
San Francisco home to Pittsburgh, Friday, August 23