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2021 MLB Handicapping
(36-60) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants (61-35)
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Time: 9:05 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
Projected Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (9-3, Giants) vs. Wil Crowe (1-5, Pirates)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates (+205) | Giants (-255)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Giants-1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The steamrolling San Francisco Giants host upset driven Pittsburgh Saturday during game two of this National League weekend series.
Surprisingly, the contrasting win-loss totals of San Francisco and Pittsburgh are overshadowed by an even 2-2 2021 head-to-head record. Racing toward the trade deadline, expect repeat max performance from Pirates hoping to escape their flotsam for a buying contender.
In a recent battle of last-place teams, Pittsburgh dropped four straight to 30-win Arizona. The Pirates allowed Pavin Smith and Daulton Varsho home runs to decide matters in Thursday’s 6-4 loss. That sweep followed three surprise wins vs. NL East leader NYM. It will be interesting to see which Pirates group shows up Saturday when SFG tries to increase its division lead.
After selecting #1 overall in the recent MLB draft, and given their return to struggling form after a surprise win streak, the Pirates will likely experiment with their youth movement this weekend.
MLB novice Wil Crowe seeks redemption after allowing six hits and three earned runs to take the 3-1, May 13 loss vs. San Francisco. In 14 2021 appearances, Crowe has underwhelmed posting a 1-5 record and 6.12 ERA -keeping with his labored 2020 three-game callup with Washington.
Early in his pro career, Crowe has shown little reason to expect a breakthrough performance today vs. MLB’s best lineup. Crowe fell prey to Steven Duggar and Mairicio Dubon when first testing SFG waters.
With little bullpen backing, Saturday appears a massive task for Crowe and the Pirates.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants used more late heroics Thursday to wrap their showcase series over Los Angeles. Trailing 3-1 entering the ninth, four SFG runs ensued to expand San Francisco’s division lead to three games over the Dodgers.
With everything firmly in place for SFG, there is chance a letdown could occur vs. Pittsburgh. However, if recent and overall performances hold, the Giants should easily flex their dominance in this weekend assignment.
To further the lopsided competitive theme, newly minted all star Kevin Gausman takes the hill Saturday. The vetetan rhp carries a 1.84 era and 9-3 record to rate among Cy Young favorites and key reasons for SFG’s turnaround.
The Giants are 13-6 when Gausman appears. Most recently, the renewed 30-year-old tossed three frames July 19 in SFG’s 7-2 win over defending world champion LAD. While Gausman allowed two runs that day, and left early, he will look to use Pittsburgh as confidence boost fodder.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- San Francisco is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
- San Francisco is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 0-4 in its last four contests SU.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction:
It bears repeating the only clear Pittsburgh victory route is if San Francisco views the Pirates as a vacation after battling around Los Angeles.
Stranger things have happened. And given the split 2021 record between SFG and Pittsburgh, an upset Pirates cover isn’t far-fetched. But, stepping away from what may happen toward what is most likely to happen, take San Francisco ML vs. sneaky opposition. The Giants average 4.92 runs and allow 3.61. Pittsburgh averages 3.65 runs and allow 4.97.
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