Pirates vs San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Prediction 4/27/2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates (13-14) travel to face off against the San Francisco Giants (13-14) on Saturday, April 27th. This game will be played at Oracle Park in San Francisco and televised on SN PT. The Giants are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pirates are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Giants. First pitch is set for 9:05 ET.

Pirates vs Giants

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San Francisco cruised to a 3-0 win over the Pirates in the most recent game of this series. The Giants had a huge 3rd inning, scoring all three of their runs. As for the Pirates, they had their best chance to score in the 9th, putting up three runs but still falling short.

Kyle Harrison started for the Giants and picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with seven strikeouts but issued five walks. On the other side, Quinn Priester had a good outing for the Pirates, going six innings and striking out six without giving up a run.

Michael A. Taylor, Ke’Bryan Hayes, and Patrick Bailey were the only three hitters for the Pirates to have a hit. Taylor and Hayes each had two, while Bailey went 1/4 with a home run. Bailey’s homer came in the 3rd inning and provided the Giants with their final run.

Pittsburgh’s overall record is 13-14 heading into today’s road matchup vs. the Giants. The Pirates are looking to snap a three-game losing streak, which has them five games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. So far, they are 2-2 in divisional games this year.

At home, the Pirates are 5-7 compared to 8-7 on the road. This season, the Pirates have been the underdog in most of their games, where they have gone 10-9. As for their record as the favorite, the Pirates are just 3-5 this year. Pittsburgh’s overall series record is 3-2-3, and they lost the first game of this series vs. the Giants.

When the Pirates win, they win big, with an average run margin of +3.0 runs. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.2 runs. Their run line record is 15-12, and they are 9-6 on the run line on the road. They are 12-7 on the run line as an underdog.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played in 27 games this season, with 22 of those games having an over/under line set higher than 7.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game, but when the line has been set at 7.5 runs, the under has gone 1-2. Overall, their over/under record is 13-14, and the average line for their games has been set at 8 runs.

Martín Pérez Gets The Start For The Pirates

Martín Pérez will be making his 5th start of the season for the Pirates, and it will be his first road start. He’s been pretty consistent through his first 4 outings, picking up a win in his last start vs. the Nationals. In that outing, he went 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs and striking out 6. He took the loss in his last start, which was at home vs. the Red Sox.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Pirates offense has been a bit inconsistent, as they are averaging 4 runs per game, which is 18th in the league. However, they have been much better on the road, averaging 4.8 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .237, which is 11th in the league, and are 3rd in the league in walks. The Pirates are also among the league leaders in BABIP.

Andrew McCutchen, Edward Olivares, Joey Bart, and Bryan Reynolds are all tied for the team lead with three home runs. McCutchen is batting just .206 this season and has gone 5/25 over his last eight games. Oneil Cruz is on a five-game hitting streak and is also tied for the team lead with three homers.

San Francisco is 13-14 overall heading into today’s game vs. the Pirates, and they are 3.5 games behind the Dodgers for the NL West lead. The Giants’ overall division record is 6-8 this season. San Francisco won the first game of this series vs. the Pirates after dropping the final game of their series vs. the Mets.

At home, the Giants have gone 8-6 this year compared to 5-8 on the road. San Francisco has won three straight games as the favorite, and they are 9-7 overall as the favorite. As for their record as the underdog, the Giants are 4-7, and they are 7-5 as the favorite at home. The Giants’ overall series record is 3-3-2 this year.

San Francisco is 13-14 vs. the run line this season, including a 6-8 mark at home. The Giants have covered the run line in three straight games and are 7-6 on the road. They are 6-10 vs. the run line as the favorite and 7-4 as the underdog. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.6, while it is -4.6 in losses.

When the San Francisco Giants play, the Over/Under line is set at 7.5 runs less than 60% of the time. Their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their O/U record is 14-12. Their games have gone over the total 7 times and under 3 times when the line is set at 7.5 runs. The Giants’ game against the Pirates today has an O/U line of 7.5 runs.

Jordan Hicks Gets The Start For The Giants

San Francisco’s Jordan Hicks will be making his 4th start of the season, and he has yet to take a loss. In his first 3 starts, he has 1 win and 2 no-decisions. In his last outing, he went 5 innings and gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, with 5 strikeouts. He will be facing the Pirates, and this game will be at home for the Giants.

Giants Offense Breakdown

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San Francisco’s offense has been pretty average this season, averaging 4.1 runs per game (17th). They have been a better team on the road, averaging 4.8 runs per game, compared to just 3.4 runs per game at home. The Giants are 9th in home runs this season and have the league’s 9th ranked batting average. As a team, they are 15th in OPS and have an on-base percentage of .315.

Michael Conforto comes into the game with a six-game hitting streak and is batting .278 for the season with a team-high five home runs. Matt Chapman and Jorge Soler are also tied for 2nd on the team with four homers apiece. Chapman has gone 9/32 in his last nine games, while Soler is just 7/32 in that stretch.


Pirates vs Giants Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Giants vs. Pirates matchup is that the Giants will pick up a 6-5 win at home. With the Giants being predicted to win and a payout of -145 on the money line, that is the bet we recommend taking.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Jordan Hicks finishing with four strikeouts, while Martin Perez is predicted to finish with five. However, Perez is projected to finish with more hits allowed than Hicks, and his chances of picking up a win are slightly lower.

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