Pittsburgh Pirates (@2.05) vs San Francisco Giants (@1.75)

Our Prediction:

San Francisco Giants will win

Pittsburgh Pirates – San Francisco Giants Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 21:45

Francisco Cervelli delivered a two-run double and scored a run in Fridays 4-1 victory over the Giants. Cervelli went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts the rest of the evening and still holds a weak .167/.231/233 batting line overall. While the Pirates tacked on two more runs in the frame, it was all Jordan Lyles and the Pirates bullpen needed. Cervelli entered Fridays action in an 0-for-24 funk, but he busted out by plating two runs against Madison Bumgarner in the first inning.

Both teams are playing good inform pitchers that should not allow a lot the runs from coming and we should see an the game stay under. away team are 2 wins and 3 losses in their last 5 games. Today we have baseball MLB USA highest league in the country between San franicsico giants hosting Pittsburgh Pirates. Head to head we have seen that 5 games are under and 0 games are over. Here I think we will see less then 8 runs scored in the game. Home team are 3 wins and 2 loss in their last 5 games.

Over/Under: 7

Pittsburgh is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in San Francisco. San Francisco is 18-6 in Bumgarners last 24 starts, 9-0 in Bumgarners last 9 home starts and 1-6 in their last 7 home games while the under is 10-3-2 in their last 15 series opening matchups. Pittsburgh is 4-12 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Williams last 5 starts while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall.

Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .338. San Francisco has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on 1,243 occasions. They have had 926 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .450. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has 106 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 467 AB's. The Giants as a unit have 1,177 base hits, including 272 doubles and 155 homers. He has collected 140 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 94. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball.

Fortunately, I settled for a push because neither team scored again until the Giants pushed across a measly run in the top of the eighth, but I wont make a similar mistake today. Ill play the entire game this time around. Derek Holland isnt dominant but hes effective and Jameson Taillon should be fine against a San Francisco lineup that is one of the worst in baseball. I took the under in the first five innings of this matchup last night and was burned right away when Madison Bumgarner surrendered four runs in the first inning.

Trevor Williams will start game one and is 7-6 with a 5.16 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Louis by a final score of 2-0 on Sunday. In his career, Williams is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 7 strikeouts against San Francisco. Melky Cabrera went 2 for 3 at the dish while Kevin Newman and Jose Osuna each added a double and Colin Moran added a base knock to cap off Pittsburghs offense as the Pirates had just five hits as a team in the losing effort. The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bounce back after dropping the finale of their series with St. James Marvel took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year after allowing two runs on four hits over five innings of work.


San Francisco Giants will be completing their three-game series on the road this Sunday against Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants pitcher declined to 1-3 after their defeat. The Giants were defeated by the Pirates in their opening game with a final score of 4-1. Madison Bumgarner took the mound in the first inning and gave up four runs, but manage to allow just two hits in the next five innings.

San Francisco Giants are holding a batting average of .206 and opponent hitters are averaging at .228. San Francisco will be sending Dereck Rodriguez to the mound on Sunday, the left-handed pitcher is 2-2 this season with an ERA of 3.63, 18 Ks and 4 BBs. Steven Duggar has taken the lead for his team in batting and is averaging at .241 along with 20 hits. Kevin Pillar is leading in home runs with four and RBIs with 13.

He has a great matchup against a terrible San Francisco offense today, so run prevention wont be an issue for Pittsburgh. I expect todays game to be fast-paced and low-scoring. Chris Archer is in excellent form, striking batters out at 34.3% clip and generating swings-and-misses at a 13.8% clip, which would be the highest of his career if the season ended today. Meanwhile, Dereck Rodriguez doesnt strike out batters but he has excellent control and generates a lot of ground balls.