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Pittsburgh sends Erik Bedard vs Barry Zito in Pirates vs Giants game

San Francisco GiantsPittsburgh Pirates
July 6, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

45-38TEAM RECORD46-36

Pittsburgh will look to improve on its 46-36 record when take on San Francisco, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Barry Zito to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-6. Getting the ball for the Pirates is Erik Bedard, who owns a 4-9 record on the season with a 4.57 ERA.

View San Francisco vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 5-rated Giants in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Giants average 9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Francisco's National League No. 5-rated defense.

San Francisco lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Nationals on July 5. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Giants endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Matt Cain throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-0 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh threw a shutout at Houston in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jeffrey Karstens to defeat Houston 2-0 on Thursday.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Giants at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games

Next up:
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 7