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2022 MLB Handicapping
(35-27-0) San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-37-0)
Date: Friday June 17th
Time: 07:05 ETPM ET
Venue: PNC Park Pittsburgh
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Rodón vs. Zach Thompson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Giants -195 Pirates 160
MLB run line Betting Odds: Giants +1.5, Pirates -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
San Francisco Giants
Heading into the game, the San Francisco Giants have an overall record of 35-27-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 16-13. In the NL West division, San Francisco currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 30-32-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 81.0% of their games. The Giants’ over-under record is 30-28-4.
For San Francisco, Carlos Rodón gets the start with an overall record of 5-4. This includes a strong ERA of 3.18. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.42 innings per outing, as well as 11.49 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.46 per 9. In total, Rodón has given up 4 home runs.
So far, the Giants bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relievers have a combined ERA of 4.09.
During the season, the San Francisco Giants have performed well on offense, averaging 4.90 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 40.0. On offense, the Giants have a team batting average of 0.239, placing them 18th in the league. On their balls in play, San Francisco has the 6th ranked BABIP of 0.28. In terms of stolen bases, the Giants are doing so near the league average, at 0.77 per game.
In the field, San Francisco averages 0.55 errors per game, placing them near the league average. Currently, the team is ranked 0.77 in double plays turned.
Heading into the game, the Pittsburgh Pirates have an overall record of 25-37-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 13-17. In the NL Central division, Pittsburgh currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 27-35-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 23.0% of their games. The Piratess’ over-under record is 24-32-6.
For Pittsburgh, Zach Thompson gets the start with an overall record of 3-4. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 4.5. So far, he is lasting an average of 4.17 innings per outing. as well as 7.02 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.24 per 9. In total, Thompson has given up 9 home runs.
So far, the Pirates bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relievers have a combined ERA of 4.16.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they are averaging just 3.42 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of -101.0. The Pirates head into the game ranked just 27th in team batting average. Pittsburgh combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.233. Placing them below average. In terms of stolen bases, the Pirates are doing so near the league average, at 0.77 per game.
Pittsburgh has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.84 per game. During the season, the team is averaging 0.77 double plays per game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 25-34 In National League Games
- Pirates are 12-20 As Road Team
- Giants are 28-20 As Favorite
- Giants Are 29-25 In National League Games
San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, the pitching matchup favors the San Francisco Giants. In addition to holding the edge in ERA, Carlos Rodón has the better WHIP of 1.22 compared to Zach Thompson at 1.36. I expect a strong performance from Carlos Rodón, as the Pirates offense is ranked just 27th. Thompson faces a Giants offense that has a batting average of 0.239 (18th).
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