Pirates vs. Giants Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants 8/12/18, Prediction & Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won four of their last five games, including yesterday's shutout victory at the San Francisco Giants. Will Pittsburgh win again today to keep rolling on its West Coast trip?

Game Snapshot

961 Pittsburgh Pirates at 962 San Francisco Giants

Sunday, August 12, 2018

AT&T Park at 4:05PM ET

TV: ATT SportsNet PIT

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Giants are a -110 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +100 underdog, while the total sits at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with host San Francisco. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Williams throws seven shutout frames

Trevor Williams threw seven shutout innings Saturday night in a 4-0 win at the Giants as he gave up five hits while striking out two and walking one. Gregory Polanco and David Freese both went 1-for-4 with a run to help pace the Pirates offense. Elias Diaz finished 2-for-2 off the bench. Josh Bell provided much of the offense as he was 1-for-4 with a 3-run homer.

Posey, Longoria have two hits each

Buster Posey and Evan Longoria led San Francisco last night as they both finished 2-for-4. Austin Slater and Alen Hanson were each 1-for-3. Ty Blach suffered the loss as he gave up four earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks over four innings.

Joe Musgrove (4-6, 3.41 ERA) starts today for Pittsburgh, while Dereck Rodriguez (5-1, 2.34) gets the nod for the Giants.

MLB Betting Trends 


The Pirates are 3-7 in Musgrove's last 10 starts. Pittsburgh is 12-3 in its last 15 games versus a right-handed starter.

San Francisco

The Giants are 7-0 in their last seven during game four of a series. San Francisco is 1-4 in its last five games overall.


Rodriguez has been outstanding since coming to the MLB, while Musgrove has been solid as well for the Pirates. Runs should be hard to come by here, just like last night. I'm going to say both pitchers excel in this getaway day game and it keeps the total under the projection.




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