Pirates vs. Giants Prediction
The San Francisco Giants outlasted the Pittsburgh Pirates last night in a high-scoring affair. Will the two squads cool down tonight and stay under the total in game three of the four-game set?
Saturday, August 11, 2018
AT&T Park at 9:05PM ET
TV: NBCS BA (SF)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a -108 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a -102 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 61 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Pittsburgh. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Posey has four-hit night
The Giants busted out for 16 hits last night in a 13-10 victory at home over the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen helped lead the effort as he went 1-for-2 with a home run, four walks, three runs and two RBIs. Buster Posey was 4-for-5 with a run and three RBIs. Brandon Crawford finished 1-for-4 with a double, two walks and two runs. Austin Slater was 2-for-5 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Alen Hansen finished 3-for-6 with a double, a run and three RBIs. Joe Panik ended the game 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs. Steven Duggar was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. San Francisco walked a total of 11 times as a team. Derek Holland picked up the win as he gave up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits with five strikeouts and one walk over 6 1/3 innings.
Cervelli drives in five
Francisco Cervelli led the charge for Pittsburgh last night as he went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and five RBIs. Jordan Luplow was 1-for-1 off the bench with a walk and two runs. David Freese finished 2-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI. Colin Moran came off the bench to go 1-for-1 with a triple, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Josh Bell ended the contest 3-for-5 with a double. Jordy Mercer was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Angel Hechavarria replaced Mercer and went 2-for-2 with a solo home run. Clay Holmes suffered the loss as he gave up seven earned runs on eight hits with one strikeout and four walks over 2 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 24-7-2 in the last 33 Pirates games on Saturdays. Pittsburgh is 8-3 in its last 11 road games.
The Giants are 2-8 in their last 10 home games. The under is 9-2-2 in the last 13 Giants games following a win.
AT&T Park is tailor-made for pitching, but it's been offense that has keyed the action the last two days. Look for a reversal of that trend today. Even average pitchers can have success here as the ball stays in the yard more than most parks. The total is probably a half-run higher than it should be due to last night's runfest. Don't get suckered in. Take the under here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PIRATES/GIANTS UNDER 8.5