Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs. Giants Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(36-60) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants (60-35)
Date: Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Time: 9:45 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Projected Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Johnny Cueto
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +160 | Giants -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 , Giants -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a mighty tough matchup awaiting for them this Friday, as they take on the red-hot San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco California.
The Pirates have been about as bad as most people thought they would be during this past offseason, but they have also proven that they are more then capable of pulling off upsets especially with the way this team swings the bat, as they have the ability to get hot at times.
One of the main guys who has basically stayed hot all season is Adam Frazier who really has been this team’s lifeline this year in terms of consistent offensive production, as he still has an average of .327.
Chad Kuhl will get the call for this one and his numbers against the Giants over his career are concerning to say the least allowing a .308 average and maybe even more concerning then that is his K rate versus this team which sits at just 6.7%.
San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants will look to take advantage of the Pirates and the weak pitching matchup here, as they will see this as an important series to win or sweep, as they look to keep ahead of the LA Dodgers in the division race which is sure to go down to the wire.
The Giants are another one of these teams who seems to have it all figured out here in 2021, with both a solid batting lineup and awfully impressive pitching staff and looking back at this past preseason it is a bit of a surprise that most people thought this team was going to end up at the bottom of the division standings.
Johnny Cueto, who the Giants still have to decide if they want to have on the team next year given his contract, will be on the mound for this one and much like the pitcher opposite to him, he has not had much success in terms of the individual matchup giving up nearly a .270 average to the Pirates over his career.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1-1 in Pirates last 10 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Pirates last 8 Friday games.
- Over is 6-2 in Pirates last 8 during game 1 of a series.
- Over is 8-3 in Pirates last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 5-2 in Giants last 7 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Over is 5-2 in Giants last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Over is 10-4-4 in the last 18 meetings in San Francisco.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
The Giants look like the easy pick here, but baseball is not always so easy, the better play in my opinion is on the over, as the number is not too high and I expect both of these teams to score plenty.
Johnny Cueto can be great when he is really on his game, but inconsistency has been his issue and on the other side Chad Kuhl has not been great either this year or against the Giants, so I can see the home team being able to score enough here to get this game over the total.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
Take the over this Friday and cash in on MLB action.
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