Pirates vs San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 4/26/2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-13) travel to face off against the San Francisco Giants (12-14) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco and televised on NBCS. Both the Pirates and Giants are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 10:15 ET.

Pirates vs Giants

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The Pirates will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Brewers with a 7-5 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 9th inning before the Brewers scored two runs in the top of the 9th. Pittsburgh was the +117 underdog at home going into the game.

Mitch Keller got the start for the Pirates and took the loss. He only lasted five innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits. Offensively, the Pirates scored their five runs on eight hits and only had one home run.

Pittsburgh will be on the road today vs. the Giants, and they are looking to get back to .500, as they are currently 13-13 overall. The Pirates dropped the final two games of their series vs. the Brewers after winning the first two games of the series. In the NL Central, they are four games behind the Brewers.

At home, the Pirates have gone just 5-7 this year, but they have been better on the road, putting together an 8-6 mark. So far, they Pirates have been good as the underdog, going 10-8, and they have dropped three straight as the underdog on the road. Their overall series record is 3-2-3 this year.

When the Pirates win, they win big. Their average run margin in wins is +3.0, but when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.2. Their overall run line record is 15-11, and they are 9-5 against the run line on the road. They are 6-6 vs. the run line at home. As the underdog, they are 12-6 vs. the run line, but as the favorite, they are just 3-5. They have failed to cover the run line in their last three road games.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played in 26 games this season with an Over/Under line set at 8 runs. Their Over/Under record in those games is 3-3. The combined run average in those games is 8.5 runs, which is slightly higher than the O/U line. Overall, their O/U record for the season is 13-13.

Quinn Priester Gets The Start For The Pirates

Quinn Priester and the Pirates are on the road to take on the Giants. Priester’s first start of the season was a loss to the Red Sox, where he went 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs, 4 earned, on 7 hits. He did strike out 7 batters in that outing.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, Bryan Reynolds is on a three-game hitting streak and is batting .270 for the season, and his three homers are the best mark on the team. Reynolds has also gone 8/26 in his last eight games. The Pirates have three players who have gone deep three times this season, including Andrew McCutchen, Edward Olivares, and catcher Joey Bart, who is batting .304 this season.

As a team, the Pirates are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 17th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road (5.1 RPG) than at home (3.1 RPG). Overall, they are batting .237, and their team on-base percentage is .322. Pittsburgh is 2nd in the league in walks and has the 10th best on-base percentage in the league.

The Giants will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Mets with an 8-2 loss. San Francisco was actually the slight favorite on the money line going into the game but fell behind big early, as the Mets scored three times in the third.

Ryan Walker got the start for the Giants and took the loss. He only lasted one inning, giving up three earned runs. Offensively, the Giants only had two fewer hits than the Mets but scored just two runs. Tyler Fitzgerald’s homer in the 2nd inning was the lone bright spot for the Giants.

San Francisco will host the Pirates today with an overall record of 12-14, and they are 3.5 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. The Giants are 6-8 in divisional games this year. San Francisco dropped the final game of their series vs. the Mets and took the first two games of that series. This year, they are 7-6 at home and 5-8 on the road.

As the favorite, the Giants have gone 8-7 this year and 4-7 as the underdog. They are 6-5 when favored at home. The Giants’ overall series record is 3-3-2 heading into today’s game.

The Giants are 12-14 against the run line this season, including a 5-8 mark at home. They have covered the run line in two straight games and are 7-6 on the road. San Francisco is 5-10 against the run line as the favorite and 7-4 as the underdog. The Giants’ average run differential in their wins is +3.7, while it’s -4.6 in their losses.

San Francisco has seen 11 of their 25 games this season with over/under lines set at 8 runs, and their record in those games is 2-2-1. The Giants have a combined run average of 9.0 runs per game this season, and their over/under record overall is 14-11. In their last game, the over/under line was set at 8 runs, and the game finished with a combined 8 runs scored.

Kyle Harrison Gets The Start For The Giants

Kyle Harrison is getting the start for the Giants today, and he will be facing the Pirates at home. Harrison has a win and a no-decision in his two starts this season. He picked up the win in his last start, going 6 innings and striking out 8 against the Marlins. In his first start, he went 4 innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits.

Giants Offense Breakdown

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Michael Conforto has been a key run producer for the Giants so far this season, as he is 10th in the league with 16 RBIs and is batting .277 with five homers. Conforto is also on a five-game hitting streak. Matt Chapman and Jorge Soler are also tied for 2nd on the team with four homers, but both are batting just .228 for the season. Chapman has gone 10/32 in his last nine games, while Soler has gone 7/32 in that stretch.

As a team, the Giants are 18th in the league in runs scored at 4.1 per game. They have been better on the road (4.8 RPG) than at home (3.5 RPG) and are just 10th in home runs. Overall, they are batting a collective .247, which is 9th in the league.


Pirates vs Giants Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Pirates vs. Giants matchup is to take the Giants on the money line at -150. We have the Giants winning this one by a final score of 6-5. If you’re looking for a parlay, we also like the over, as the line is sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at the starting pitcher’s projections, Kyle Harrison is predicted to finish with four strikeouts, which would have him finishing as the eighth lowest among starters. As for Quinn Priester, his projected strikeout total is five, which has him finishing as the 19th highest.

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