Giants vs. Pirates Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 6/17/2022

by | Jun 16, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (35-27) are set to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-37) Friday at 7:05 PM ET. The Giants are listed as -210 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog Pirates have +180 odds for the contest. Pittsburgh is projected to give the ball to Zach Thompson, while San Francisco has yet to name a starting pitcher.

Giants vs. Pirates Spread and Betting Line

Giants vs Pirates Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Giants -210 +180 8 -115 -105 -1.5 -130 +110

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Pirates

Our computer pick: Pittsburgh Pirates (+180) and Over (8)

Giants vs. Pirates Game Info

  • Pittsburgh Pirates probable starting pitcher: Zach Thompson
  • Game Day: Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Pirates Starter Zach Thompson

  • Thompson gets the nod for the Pirates and will make his first start of the season.
  • The 28-year-old right-hander will make his season debut.
  • The Giants rank 17th in MLB with a .239 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 11th in the league (.399) and 73 home runs.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have won 29, or 60.4%, of the 48 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • San Francisco has a record of 7-4 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -210 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Giants, based on the moneyline, is 67.7%.
  • San Francisco and its opponents have hit the over in 30 of their 63 games with a total this season.
  • The Giants are 30-32-0 against the spread in their 62 chances this season.

Pirates Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Pirates have come away with 18 wins in the 48 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Pittsburgh has a mark of 6-9 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +180 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 35.7% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 25 of their 62 opportunities.
  • The Pirates have an against the spread record of 27-35-0 in 62 games with a line this season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Thairo Estrada is hitting .268 with 12 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 walks.
  • Estrada ranks 173rd in home runs and 101st in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Wilmer Flores has racked up 34 runs batted in to lead his team.
  • Flores ranks 77th in homers and 33rd in RBI in the major leagues.
  • Joc Pederson has launched a team-best 13 homers.
  • Pederson has at least one base hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .333 with two walks and an RBI.
  • Mike Yastrzemski has a club-leading .269 batting average.
Wilmer Flores 57 .242 .316 .401 7 34 50
Thairo Estrada 59 .268 .320 .395 4 26 55
Joc Pederson 53 .269 .345 .551 13 33 42
Mike Yastrzemski 53 .269 .376 .457 6 22 47
Brandon Crawford 57 .222 .312 .354 5 27 44

Pirates Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bryan Reynolds has put up a team-high 11 home runs.
  • Reynolds ranks 36th in home runs and 149th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes’ 22 runs batted in and .272 batting average are both team-highs.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Hayes ranks 261st in home runs and 138th in RBI.
  • Michael Chavis leads the Pirates with 22 runs batted in.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .214 with five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 18 walks.
Bryan Reynolds 59 .257 .333 .459 11 21 57
Ke’Bryan Hayes 57 .272 .355 .376 2 22 58
Michael Chavis 53 .264 .301 .442 6 22 43
Daniel Vogelbach 46 .214 .295 .396 7 17 33
Jack Suwinski 44 .209 .272 .417 8 16 29

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Pirates

We have the Pirates on the moneyline at +180 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8 runs.

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