MLB Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

by Dirty on April 27, 2011

Betting on Pirates Baseball The San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Giants will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Madison Bumgarner in this game. Bumgarner has a 0-3 record and a 7.79 ERA this season.

It’ll be James McDonald toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Righthander McDonald is 0-2 with a 10.12 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Giants listed as 116-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Giants were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
San Francisco: 11-11 SU
Pittsburgh: 10-13 SU

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
San Francisco is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Thursday, April 28

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