Pirates vs. Giants Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants 8/9/18, Prediction & Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off two straight road wins, while the San Francisco Giants dropped their last two home games. Will San Francisco reverse its fortunes at home tonight as it begins a series with Pittsburgh?

Game Snapshot

907 Pittsburgh Pirates at 908 San Francisco Giants

Thursday, August 9, 2018

AT&T Park at 10:15PM ET


Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.


Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Giants are a -134 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +124 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on host San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Pirates score early, hold on

Pittsburgh scored twice in the first inning and another in the third Wednesday afternoon at Colorado to take a 3-0 advantage en route to a 4-3 win. Cprey Dickerson helped pace the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, a run and an RBI. Colin Moran went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Adam Frazier finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Angel Hechavarria was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Chris Archer picked up his first win with the Pirates as he allowed two earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Felipe Vasquez threw a spotless ninth inning to pick up his 26th save.

Giants drop both games to Astros

After blowing a ninth-inning lead Monday, San Francisco was edged 2-1 Tuesday at home against Houston to drop both games in the short series. Chase d'Arnaud was 1-for-2 and drove in the lone run for the hosts. Brandon Crawford was 1-for-4 with a double and scored the run. Ray Black suffered the loss as he gave up two earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts in an inning of work.

Ivan Nova (6-6, 4.49 ERA) will start today for Pittsburgh, while Andrew Suarez (4-7, 4.60) gets the nod for San Francisco.

MLB Betting Trends


The Pirates are 7-2 in their last nine road games. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in its last eight during game one of a series.

San Francisco

The Giants are 16-6 in their last 22 home games versus a right-handed starter. San Francisco is 1-4 in its last five games overall.


Nova has had a rocky season and Suarez hasn't been fooling anyone lately. Even in a pitcher's paradise, I see both offenses flourishing here. Suarez will be the perfect type of pitcher for the Pirates as they transition from playing in the thin air of Coors Field. I almost leaned betting on Pittsburgh as an underdog, but ultimately decided the over is a better play.




MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Braves vs. Brewers MLB Prediction Despite losing two of three to the Cardinals over the last three days, are the Brewers a sound play as a home favorite on Friday night when they open a new series...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Padres MLB Prediction The Cardinals are coming off an impressive series versus the Brewers in Milwaukee where they took two of three from their NL Central rivals. Will they continue their...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Brewers MLB Prediction National League Central rivals will play the rubber match of their three-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday when the Brewers host the Cardinals at 1:40 p.m....
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Braves MLB Prediction The Blue Jays are an underdog again in Atlanta on Thursday afternoon when Ross Stripling opposes Charlie Morton in the pitching matchup. Will Toronto pull off...
Thumbnail Twins vs. White Sox MLB Prediction American League Central opponents clash in Chicago on Wednesday night when the White Sox host the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. With J.A. Happ set to oppose Dallas...