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MLB Betting Line Favors the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:35 PM ET
PNC Park

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

San Francisco puts its faith in starter Tim Lincecum to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-1. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Gerrit Cole, who owns a 2-2 record on the season with a 3.69 ERA.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The San Francisco Giants were listed as 126 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-3.6 victory for 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 13-20 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 21-12 on the season 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. 26-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 9-rated San Francisco Giants in this matchup.

How San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.21 hits per game. The San Francisco Giants average 8.15 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

San Francisco brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 19-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Giants endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Tuesday, with Tim Hudson throwing 8 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at PNC Park.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Los Angeles, Thursday, May 8th
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Friday, May 9th

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