Free MLB Pick: Giants vs. Pirates Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(22-14) San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20)
Date: Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Time: 6:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Wil Crowe
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants -160 | Pirates +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Giants -1.5 , Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The San Francisco Giants have really come out of nowhere this season, and they will be primed to continue their hot start as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates this Thursday at PNC Park.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants have not slowed down as of late winning 4 of their last 5 games including some nice wins over a solid Padres team and this series sets up well for them, so we will likely be looking at yet another series win for the Giants.
One of the biggest surprises, maybe in all of baseball so far, is the start that Evan Longoria has had hitting .263 in terms of average and is getting on base 37.5% of the time and those may not be stats that blow anyone away, but the way Longoria’s career had been trending it is a big shock.
The batting lineup certainly has been a surprise for the Giants as a whole, but the real reason they are hot is no doubt the pitching unit, as they rank 3rd in all the majors in terms of quality start, as they have already gotten 17 from their rotation.
Their is also a very good chance that number ticks over to 18 this Thursday, as Anthony DeSclafani gets the start coming in here with a 2.40 ERA and a 2-1 record, but he will be looking to bounce back a bit, as he surrendered 3 earned runs to the Padres last time out in 5 and 1/3 innings of work.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have surprised some fans at this early juncture of the season, but they appear to be who we thought they were, as they are 3-10 in their last 13 games and although they have been sliding, this team is still stronger then I would expect in the betting markets.
Pittsburgh has dealt with some injuries early on here which certainly has not helped things out, but even if they get healthy I still do not see them being able to come anywhere close to the .500 mark, as they simply do not have the talent yet.
Wil Crowe should be the starting pitcher here on Thursday and he enters this game with a 0-1 record and a 4.02 ERA and is also coming off of a decent effort last time out versus the Chicago Cubs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Giants are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
- Giants are 17-6 in their last 23 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Giants are 5-2 in their last 7 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Giants are 27-12 in their last 39 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Pirates are 16-39 in their last 55 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Pirates are 6-15 in their last 21 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Pirates are 3-9 in their last 12 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The San Francisco Giants can be a decent team this year, but I am more a fan of them on Thursday because I do not believe in the Pirates whatsoever and firmly believe they are over-bet in the markets, so the Giants at -160 looks quite decent here. The runline could also be a good option here to get a nice + money price, as the Giants certainly are in a position to cover the 1.5 run spread.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: San Francisco Giants Moneyline/Runline
Take the San Francisco Giants on the moneyline or the runline this Thursday and cash in on MLB action.
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