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San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to improve on a 72-47 record when they take on the San Francisco Giants, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Mike Leake to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 11-7. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Gerrit Cole, who owns a 14-7 record on the season with a 2.67 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -175 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-4.9 result in favor of the Giants. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 72-47 record to the battle against the 66-56 Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Francisco injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 7-rated San Francisco Giants in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4.28 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 line up of the San Francisco Giants at 4.33 runs per outing.

Defensively, San Francisco features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.33 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.27 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Friday, with M Bumgarner throwing 6.1 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 23rd