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MLB betting line favors Giants over Pirates

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Francisco Giants
April 15, 4:05 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds


The San Francisco Giants look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pirates arrive at AT&T Park on Sunday.

San Francisco hands the ball to starter Ryan Vogelsong in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Kevin Correia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Giants bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Giants were listed as -175 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Giants sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 15 in the same category at 5.8 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. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -139 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Giants on Saturday, with Charlie Morton throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Monday, April 16
San Francisco home to Philadelphia, Monday, April 16