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Bucs Continue to Dominate the Giants in the Bay Area

Taking an emphatic 10-3 win in the opener last night, the Pirates opened Game 2 of their series against the Giants as the underdogs with a matchup vs Madison Bumgarner staring the Bucs right through their eye patches. Mad Bum has yet to earn a win this season, though, and the trends point vehemently in the opposite direction of the Giants this evening.

  • The Pirates are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road against the Giants.
  • The Giants are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games with Madison Bumgarner as the starting pitcher.
  • The visiting team is 10-0 SU and on the runline in the last 10 contests between the Pirates and Giants.

Since returning to baseball from his dirt bike injury, Bumgarner has not been the same threat he’s been in recent years and this Pirates lineup has success against the southpaw in limited action. Yet to have a good start at AT&T Park this year, Mad Bum will have to be sharp if he’s to work his way through a lineup that’s hit for a .306 average since the all-star break.

Former top prospect Jameson Taillon (6-3, 3.08 ERA) will toe the rubber for the surging Pirates in search of his fourth win in five starts. The 25-year-old is one of the brightest lights in the Pittsburgh organization and he’s been illuminating the path to victory for the Bucs this season.

Trends always end but given the value Pittsburgh is offering this evening, it’s tough to fade the dogs. The Giants are one of the worst teams in baseball right now and there’s no point betting them as faves.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the San Francisco Giants as -147 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.7-4.7 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

38-63 San Francisco battles the Pirates, currently with a 50-50 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked San Francisco Giants and the No. 12-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, San Francisco owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 8.45 per game. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rated No. 22 in the same category at 8.45 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 at home, scoring 3.57 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Cain and the Giants 10-3 on Monday at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Francisco's last 13 games
  • San Francisco is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Wednesday, July 26