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Giants vs Pirates Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 13, 2022Last updated: Aug 13, 2022

The Giants (54-57) will take on the Pirates (45-67) in San Francisco on Saturday, August 13 at Oracle Park. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 6:05 p.m. PT!

Coming into their next game, the Giants have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on June 19, 2022, the score was 4-3 in favor of the Pirates. The Giants had seven runs to the Pirates three runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Oracle Park.

Giants vs Pirates Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Giants have better chances of winning this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -400 odds for victory, while Pittsburgh are +270. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 7.5.

In their previous game on Wednesday, the Giants lost to the Padres by a score of 13-7. So far this season, the team is currently batting .236 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Thairo Estrada, who has a batting average of .267. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.98 and a .983 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Pirates lost to the Diamondbacks on Thursday by a 9-3 margin. Led by their top hitter, Bryan Reynolds, who has a batting average of .260, the team is currently batting .218 on the season. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 4.6 and a .981 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our odds analysis and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

Heading into this game, the Giants are missing Joseph Bart (Ankle), José Álvarez (Elbow), Mauricio Llovera (Hip), Colton Welker (Shoulder), Evan Longoria (Hamstring), Samuel Delaplane (Forearm), Zack Littell (Oblique) and Anthony DeSclafani (Ankle). Meanwhile, the Pirates are without Ke’Bryan Hayes (Back), Max Kranick (Elbow), Nicolaus Mears (Elbow), Yerry De Los Santos (Undisclosed), Dillon Peters (Elbow), Tyler Heineman (Groin), Canaan Smith-Njigba (Wrist), Roberto Pérez (Hamstring), Blake Cederlind (Elbow) and David Bednar (Back).

Moneyline Pick: Giants (-400) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite per oddsmakers. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the Pirates won 4-3.

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Giants vs Pirates Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: San Francisco (-400), Pittsburgh (+270) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: San Francisco -1.5 (+330), Pittsburgh 1.5 (-480) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 7.5 Runs (-104), Over 7.5 Runs (-122) at FanDuel

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Giants vs Pirates Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Giants 0.73%, Pirates 0.16%
  • Win % as underdog: Giants 0.15%, Pirates 0.55%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: San Francisco 4-6, Pittsburgh 4-6

Runline Pick: Giants -1.5 Runs (+330) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Giants will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 7.5 Total Runs (-104) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Giants are averaging 3.9 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Pirates have recorded 3.9 runs per game during the same timeframe.

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