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Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Jonathon Niese Out to Silence San Francisco Giants Bats in MLB Contest

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at PNC Park on Thursday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the San Francisco Giants in baseball betting odds action.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Jonathon Niese in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-4 mark on the year. San Francisco counters with Albert Suarez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the San Francisco Giants listed as underdogs of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Giants to win this game 8.0-1.6. 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 sport a record of 34-38 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 46-27 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Francisco injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the San Francisco Giants, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.29 hits per game. The San Francisco Giants average 8.88 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Defensively, San Francisco features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.74 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.58 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants enjoyed a 7-6 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with J Samardzija throwing 2 innings of 2-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • San Francisco is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco home to Philadelphia, Friday, June 24th
Pittsburgh home to Los Angeles, Friday, June 24th