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MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates

Overview

The San Francisco Giants head into Pittsburgh for a big four game series versus the Pirates. The Giants haven’t had much luck versus the Pirates over the past couple seasons losing 7 of the last 9 meetings overall including 2 of the last 3 in Pittsburgh.

Head to Head Trends

Giants are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball

Andrew McCutchen is batting a .296 average.
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Pittsburgh Pirates (-128)

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 2nd in the National League Central 5 games back of the 1st place St Louis Cardinals but they currently holding down the first wild card position. The Pirates have played great ball all season and if they were in any other division they would be in 1st place it’s just they happen to be in the same division as the Cardinals who are best team in baseball.

On the hill for the Pirates today is Charlie Morton who is 7-4 with a 4.36 ERA in 15 starts this season. Morton is at best an average pitcher he could have a decent game or he could knocked around but the Pirates do have one of the better bullpens in the league so if they can manage to get at least 5 solid innings out of him they should be ok.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends

Pirates are 7-1 in Mortons last 8 home starts.
Pirates are 37-15 in their last 52 home games.

San Francisco Giants (+118)

The San Francisco Giants are 2nd in the National League West 2 games back of the 1st place LA Dodgers. After a little cold snap a couples weeks back the Giants look like they’re back playing some good ball again winning 5 of their last 7 games.

Starting for the Giants today is Jake Peavy who is 3-5 with a 4.18 ERA on 10 starts this season. Peavy has been good enough this season but like Morton he don’t go very deep into games so their a lot of pressure put on the bull pen who are solid but not as good as the Pirates pen.

San Francisco Giants Trends

Giants are 1-6 in their last 7 road games.
Giants are 0-5 in Peavys last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Conclusion

I like the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Giants in the one. The Pirates are the better team overall they actually have the third best record ion the entire Major Leagues and they also have one of the best home record in the league at 41-19.

Free Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -128 

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