Madison Bumgarner is just 1-3 with a 3.24 ERA in his four career starts against the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to pitch the San Francisco Giants to a berth in the NLDS in the NL Wild Card Game on Wednesday.
Bumgarner, though, went 18-10 with a 2.98 ERA during the regular season, striking out 219 batters in his 217 1-3 innings of work.
Edinson Volquez will take the mound for the Pirates in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday; Volquez is 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA on the season, and 2-2 with a 5.72 ERA in his career against the Giants.
San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting San Francisco Giants were -107 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bodog. The total was 6.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.
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Computer Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-4.5 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Pittsburgh (88-74) will face the 88-74 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Francisco injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 21 (San Francisco Giants) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
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How San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting San Francisco Giants rank No. 11 at 8.67 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 8 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Robbie Erlin and the Padres 9-3 on Sunday at AT&T Park.
Pittsburgh got a 12-strikeout performance from Gerrit Cole but couldn’t turn it into a win, suffering a 4-1 loss at the hands of Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.
San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends
San Francisco is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
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