San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

MLB Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 5/22/2024

The San Francisco Giants (23-26) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-26) on Wednesday, May 22nd. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on SN PT. The Pirates are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Giants are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pirates. First pitch is set for 6:40 ET.

Giants vs Pirates

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Pittsburgh rallied for four runs in the 9th inning in the most recent game of this Pirates vs. Giants series. The Pirates scored one run in the 2nd inning but didn’t score another run until putting up four in the top of the 9th, picking up a 7-6 win. Heading into the game, the Pirates were at +114 on the money line.

San Francisco wasted a good outing from Logan Webb, as he gave up just two earned runs in six innings of work for the Giants. Erik Miller took the loss out of the bullpen. David Bednar got the win for the Pirates out of the bullpen as Martin Perez went just 4 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs.

Offensively, the Pirates were led by Oneil Cruz, who went 3/5 with two doubles and an RBI. Nick Gonzales also had two hits and drove in a run for Pittsburgh. For the Giants, Matt Chapman hit the games only home run and drove in three runs.

San Francisco is 23-26 overall and are nine games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. The Giants are 4th in the division, and they are 12-11 against other teams in the NL West. The Giants lost the first game of this series vs. the Pirates and have an overall series record of 7-6-2 this year.

At home, the Giants have gone 15-10 this year compared to 8-16 on the road. As the favorite, the Giants are 16-12 and 7-14 as the underdog. San Francisco’s overall record is a result of going 6-4 over their last 10 games.

The Giants are 23-26 against the run line this season, including a 12-12 mark on the road. They have a run line record of 11-17 as the favorite and 12-9 as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.6, while it’s -4.3 in losses.

The San Francisco Giants are on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates today, and the over/under line for the game is set at 7.5 runs. The Giants have had a combined run average of 8.9 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 24-23. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 10-8. Overall, 55.1% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

Blake Snell Gets The Start For The Giants

Blake Snell and the Giants are on the road to take on the Pirates today. Snell has struggled in his first 3 starts of the season, as he has taken the loss in each outing. He has yet to make it through 5 innings, and in his last start, he gave up 7 runs on 6 hits in 4 innings of work.

Giants Offense Breakdown

Over the past eight games, Matt Chapman has been swinging a hot bat for the Giants, going 12/30 with one home run. During this stretch, he has scored 10 runs and driven in four. Thairo Estrada has also been swinging the bat well of late, but his batting average of .258 in these games is well below his season average of .250.

Thairo Estrada and Michael Conforto are the Giants’ top power threats at the moment, as Estrada’s eight homers is 9th best in the league, and Conforto has seven. Estrada also leads the team with 29 RBIs, while Conforto is 3rd on the team with 20 RBIs. Overall, the Giants are 17th in home runs and are averaging 4.1 runs per game.

Pittsburgh is 3rd in the NL Central, trailing the Brewers by 5.5 games. Overall, the Pirates are 23-26 as they host the Giants today. The Pirates have won two straight games, and they are 6-4 across their last 10 contests.

So far, the Pirates are 7-7 in divisional games, and they will be looking to pick up a game on the Cubs today, as they trail Chicago by 1.5 games for the 2nd spot in the division. At home, the Pirates are 5-4 as the underdog this season, and they are 13-14 on the road.

When playing at home, the Pirates have been a solid bet against the run line, going 11-11. Their average run margin in those games is -1.0, and their overall run line record is 28-21. They have covered the run line in four straight games as the underdog and are 22-8 overall in that scenario.

When the Pittsburgh Pirates play at home, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, which is below their season average of 8 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 23-25, and when the line is set at 7.5 runs, they have gone under in 7 of 9 games. Overall, 69.4% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs.

Jared Jones Gets The Start For The Pirates

Jared Jones will be looking to build off his last start, where he picked up the win vs. the Cubs. In that outing, he went six innings and gave up three earned runs. Looking at his overall numbers, Jones has made six quality starts and is averaging 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season, he has a record of 3-4 and an ERA of 2.89. Opposing batters are hitting .208 off Jones this season. Overall, he has allowed nine homers. Jones’ WHIP for the season is .91.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Pirates are averaging 3.8 runs per game, which is 27th in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 3.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .227 and have the 26th ranked on-base percentage and OPS in the MLB. One thing they have done well is draw walks, as they are 6th in the league in that category.

Andrew McCutchen has struggled this season, hitting just .223, but he has gone 5/16 over his last four games with a home run and two RBIs. Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe are 1-2 on the team in RBIs and home runs, with Cruz batting .260 and Joe coming in with a batting average of .277. Jared Triolo has also been swinging the bat well of late, going 5/13 in his last four games.

Giants vs Pirates Prediction

Our predicted score for this Giants vs. Pirates matchup is 5-4 in favor of the Giants. So, we would recommend taking the Giants on the money line, as you can get them at +101.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Blake Snell finishing with six strikeouts, and he has one of the lower projections for hits allowed today. As for Jared Jones, we have him finishing with five K’s and the Pirates finishing with a loss.

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