San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 14 (8/14): MLB
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- Aug 14, 2022, 2:17:05 AM
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|Time||4:05 p.m. EST|
|Pirates money line||+205|
|Pirates run line||+1.5 (-105)|
|Giants money line||-250|
|Giants run line||-1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||8|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||San Francisco Giants|
|Road / home record||21-40||31-27|
|Last 10 record||3-7||5-5|
|Over / under record||50-57-7||54-51-7|
|Runs / game||3.62||4.56|
|Runs allowed / game||4.97||4.43|
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants will play the 3rd game of the series at the Oracle Park on Sunday. The Giants took the win 2-0 in the second game of the series and are now 4-1 against the Pirates this season.
The Pirates get to this game with a 45-69 record and have lost 7 of their last 9 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: Zach Thompson (3-9, 5.08 ERA)
Thompson will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Pirates. Thompson took the loss during Tuesday's 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4.2 innings. He has given up 2 runs on 4 hits with 5 walks and 2 strikeouts in 4.1 innings versus the Giants in his career. He has been charged with the loss.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants get here with a 56-57 record and have won 5 of their last 7 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: Alex Wood (8-9, 4.17 ERA)
Wood will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Giants. Wood yielded three hits over 6.1 shutout innings, striking out five and earning a win over the Padres on Monday. He is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.13 and 69 strikeouts in 13 appearances versus the Pirates in his career.
Pittsburgh Pirates are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.
San Francisco Giants are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home.
San Francisco are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the National League.
The Pirates continue to struggle and have lost 7 of their last 9 games and have been awful on the road with a 21-40 record. For this game they'll send Zach Thompson to the mound who has been decent in his last 2 starts but lost against the Gianst earlier this season. The Giants have won 5 of their last 7 games and will try to sweep the Pirates by sending Alex Wood to the mound who pitched 6 scoreless innings in his last start and has good numbers vs Pirates in his career. The Giants have dominated the Pirates this season so I'll side with them for the sweep. Take the Giants.
PICK: Giants -1.5 (-115)
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