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MLB betting line favors Giants over Pirates

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April 27, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at PNC Park on Wednesday as host Pittsburgh battles the San Francisco Giants in baseball odds action.

The Pirates will rely on James McDonald to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Madison Bumgarner will be his counterpart for the Giants. James McDonald is 0-2 this season, and Madison Bumgarner is 0-3.

View San Francisco vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as +115 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Giants taking on the National League's No. 15-rated Pirates in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 15-rated National League offense, averaging 3.6 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

The Giants were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Francisco won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Pittsburgh 3-2 in extra innings at PNC Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Giants at Pirates trends to consider:
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 28