San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks

July 6, 2012


A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday when they battle the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park.
The Giants will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Barry Zito in this game. Zito has a 6-6 record and a 3.84 ERA this season.
Zito’s opponent in this one will be Erik Bedard. The Pirates lefthander has a 4.57 ERA to go along with a 4-9 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
San Francisco lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Nationals on July 5. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-0 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Current streak:
San Francisco has lost 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
San Francisco: 45-38 SU
Pittsburgh: 46-36 SU

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Francisco’s last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games on the road
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
San Francisco is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games when playing San Francisco
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Saturday, July 7

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