San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 12 (8/12): MLB

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 12 (8/12): MLB

Credit: photo by Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 10:15 p.m. EST
Pirates money line +220
Pirates run line +1.5 (-105)
Giants money line -270
Giants run line -1.5 (-115)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Pittsburgh Pirates San Francisco Giants
Record 45-67 54-57
Road / home record 21-38 29-27
Last 10 record 5-5 4-6
Streak L1 L2
Over / under record 49-56-7 53-50-7
Runs / game 3.62 4.56
Runs allowed / game 4.97 4.43

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Oracle Park. The Pirates lost their last series against the Dbacks and the Giants lost 2 of 3 times vs Padres. The Giants won the last series vs Pirates 2-1.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates get to this game with a 45-67 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 3.62 runs per game. They're batting for .221 AVG, 402 runs scored in 804 hits and 110 home runs, ranking #28 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in home runs with 16, 35 RBI and batting for an average of .258.

Defensively they are allowing 4.97 runs per game and ranking #26 in the league. JT Brubaker leads the pitching staff with a 4.45 ERA, 117 strikeouts and 2 win with the Pirates.

Probable Pitcher:  Bryse Wilson (2-6, 5.86 ERA)

Wilson will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Pirates. Wilson allowed a run on four hits and no walks while striking out five in five innings to earn the win over the Orioles on Sunday. He hasn't pitched against the Giants in his career.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants get here with a 54-57 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.56 runs per game and they're batting for .235 AVG, 506 runs scored in 870 hits and 129 home runs, ranking #9 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Joc Pederson leads the team with 17 home runs and 45 RBI. Thairo Estrada is batting for an average of .268.

Defensively they are allowing 4.43 runs per game and rank #19 in the league. Carlos Rodon leads the pitching staff with a 2.95 ERA, 161 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Carlos Rodon (10-6, 2.95 ERA)

Rodon will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Giants. Rodon gave up one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings to earn the win in a 7-3 victory over the Athletics on Saturday. He has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 4.32 and 16 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Pirates in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.

Pittsburgh Pirates are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games.

San Francisco Giants are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.

Prediction

The Pirates continue to struggle and have lost 5 of their last 7 games and have been awful on the road with a 21-38 record. For this game they'll send Bryse Wilson to the mound who has been decent in his last 2 starts but he's having a bad season in general. The Giants get here in a bad situation as they have lost 14 of their last 20 games but they'll go with their best arm in Carlos Rodon who has allowed only 1 run in his last 12.1 innings pitched and dominated the Pirates earlier this season. Expect a dominant performance from Rodon and the Giants offense will take advantage of it. Take the Giants.

PICK: Giants -1.5 (-115)

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