The Pittsburgh Pirates are on a serious slide, having lost 11 of their last 13 games, and might be in trouble today as they host the sizzling San Francisco Giants. The Giants are winners of nine of their last 10 and four of their last five road games.
- Giants hitters have a combined .291 batting average in 79 at-bats vs Liriano.
- The Giants are 8-1 in their last nine games against teams with losing records.
- The Pirates are 22-8 in their last 30 games with Francisco Liriano as the starting pitcher.
Francisco Liriano will be tasked with stopping the bleeding for the Bucs, but the lefty has been on a slide himself, recording a loss in four straight starts while allowing a total of 16 earned runs in those contests. He has been a drastically different pitcher at home, however, putting up a 3-3 record with a 2.86 ERA in six starts at PNC Park.
The Giants will counter with Jeff Samardzija, who’s having a nice bounce back season after an ugly 2015. He’s coming off his best performance of the season — a complete game four-hitter in Tampa Bay where he allowed just one run. He’s likely not looking forward to facing Pirates’ outfielder Andrew McCutchen who has a .406 batting average in 32 at-bats against him.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Pittsburgh Pirates as 107 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 8.2-1.3 win for the Giants on Wednesday. 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 Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 34-37 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 45-27 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Francisco injuries news.
The Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants odds would favor the Giants if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 28 in the current Odds – Shark
poll, while San Francisco is at No. 1.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting San Francisco Giants rank No. 12 at 8.83 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 6 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.68 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Francisco routed Pittsburgh on Tuesday by a 15-4 score at PNC Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.
- San Francisco is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- San Francisco is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
- San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Thursday, June 23rd