Pittsburgh Pirates (@2.05) vs San Francisco Giants (@1.75)
10-09-2019

Our Prediction:

San Francisco Giants will win

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

Melky Cabrera is the leader in batting with an average of .340, while Josh Bell is leading in hits with 19 and RBIs with 13. Pittsburgh will be sending Chris Archer to the mound on Sunday, the right-handed pitcher is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 2.00, 24 Ks and 7 BBs. Pittsburgh Pirates are holding a batting average of .233 and opposing hitters are averaging at .201.

Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates will win and cover the run line 5-3. San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Out of the last 10 games in Pittsburgh, San Francisco has won 7. However, Pittsburgh has been playing well off-late as they won each of the last 5 games at home and 7 of the last 8 against right-handed starters. The MLB pick for this match is Pittsburgh Pirates -149. Out of the last 11 starts of Rodriguez, San Francisco Giants have lost 9 and 24 of the last 31 on the road.

For the season, the Giants' leadoff hitter is slashing .244/.280/.407 with three homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base. Steven Duggar went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, driving in the Giants' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates. Duggar got the Giants on the board with a run-scoring single off of Jameson Taillon in the fifth inning, pulling them even at 1-1.

Pittsburgh Pirates VS San Francisco Giants

I think that the Giants take a step in the right direction with a win on Monday, as anything else would be a huge blow to their playoff aspirations, and getting their ace on the mound is worth laying the juice on Monday night. Bumgarner might be the best guy for San Francisco to start this series as the Giants have won each of his last nine starts at home and MadBum himself has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his last eight starts at home. The plus money with the Pirates is tempting given Williams success in his career against San Francisco. San Francisco is the only team of the two with a chance at the postseason, even if those hopes are slim. However, Williams has struggled mightily in the second half of the season, with an ERA just south of six.

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.

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.

After losing 10-1 to the St. Covers community free betting prediction for San Francisco Giants (74% consensus). Louis Cardinals on Saturday, the Pirates managed five hits in a 2-0 setback Sunday... Both the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants recorded a total of one run over the weekend, giving their offenses very little momentum entering the opener of a four-game series in San Francisco on Monday.

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His strikeout rate has been up so far and hes driven in just two runs with no homers. Both of his hits were singles. His run-scoring single in the eighth was the only offense of the game for San Francisco. Coming back from hip surgery, Posey has struggled so far with a .217/.299/.300 batting line over 18 games. Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Fridays loss to the Pirates. Still, given the state of the catcher position, patience should be the name of the game in fantasy leagues.