Pirates vs. Giants Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates continued their strong play of late last night with an impressive victory at the San Francisco Giants. Is Pittsburgh a smart bet to make again today as it looks to extend its winning streak to four games?
Friday, August 10, 2018
AT&T Park at 10:15PM ET
TV: NBCS BA (SF)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Giants are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Friday morning, 58 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Pittsburgh. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Pirates score 10 in victory
Pittsburgh had no issues adjusting from the hitter's haven of Coors Field to a pitcher's park last night as it rolled to a 10-5 victory. Adam Frazier helped lead the offense as he was 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs from the leadoff spot. David Freese finished 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs. Elias Diaz went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Josh Bell ended the night 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs. Josh Harrison completed the game 2-for-4 with a run. Ivan Nova secured the win as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
Duggar has two-hit night
San Francisco center fielder Steven Duggar paced the hosts by going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in Thursday's loss. Brandon Crawford was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Joe Panik finished 1-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Andrew Suarez took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out four and walking none.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 8-2 in their last 10 road games. Pittsburgh is 20-8 in its last 28 games overall.
The Giants are 1-8 in their last nine home games. San Francisco is 8-3 in Holland's last 11 starts.
San Francisco can't seem to buy a home win right now and its playoff chances are now very remote. Holmes has looked decent in his brief time in the MLB this season, while Holland will face a lineup full of hitters that are good against left-handed pitching. I'm surprised San Francisco is this big of a favorite and I'd expect it to tighten some throughout the day, so try and jump on the Pirates early.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +120