Giants vs. Pirates Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 6/18/2022

by | Jun 18, 2022

The San Francisco Giants will look to pick up their 37th win of the season when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-38) Saturday. The game begins at 4:05 PM ET, with the Giants listed as -185 favorites on the moneyline. San Francisco’s Alex Wood and Pittsburgh’s Jose Quintana have been named the starters for this contest.

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 -185 +159 8.5 -105 -115 -1.5 -116 -105

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Pirates

Our computer pick: Pittsburgh Pirates (+159) and Over (8.5)

Giants vs. Pirates Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Alex Wood
  • Pittsburgh Pirates probable starting pitcher: José Quintana
  • Game Day: Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Matchup

Wood Quintana
12 GS 12
4-5 W-L 1-4
4.11 ERA 3.22
61.1 IP 58.2
16 BB 20
60 SO 50

Giants Starter Alex Wood

  • Wood (4-5) takes the mound for the Giants in his 13th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.11 ERA in 61 1/3 innings pitched, with 60 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, when the left-hander went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 31-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.11, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 12 games this season. Opponents are hitting .266 against him.
  • Wood is trying to claim his third quality start in a row in this matchup.
  • Wood is seeking his fifth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.0 innings per appearance on the mound.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has a collective .218 batting average, and is last in the league with 446 total hits and 29th in MLB play with 212 runs scored. It has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.350) and ranks 23rd in home runs (55) in all of MLB.

Pirates Starter José Quintana

  • The Pirates’ Quintana (1-4) will make his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 33-year-old has pitched to a 3.22 ERA this season with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.1 walks per nine across 12 games.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in 12 starts this season.
  • In 12 starts this season, Quintana has lasted five or more innings seven times, with an average of 4.3 innings per appearance.
  • The Giants have scored 306 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They are batting .238 for the campaign with 75 home runs, 10th in the league.

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Giants have been favorites in 49 games this season and won 30 (61.2%) of those contests.
  • San Francisco has a record of 9-5 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -185 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Giants have a 64.9% chance to win.
  • Games involving San Francisco have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 30 of 64 chances this season.
  • In 63 games with a spread this season, the Giants are 31-32-0 ATS.

Pirates Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 49 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (36.7%) in those games.
  • This year, Pittsburgh has won eight of 19 games when listed as at least +159 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 38.6% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 25 of their 63 opportunities.
  • The Pirates have an against the spread record of 27-36-0 in 63 games with a line this season.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Wilmer Flores is the Giants RBI leader this season, knocking in 34 runs to go with his seven home runs and .239 batting average.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Flores ranks 84th in home runs and 43rd in RBI.
  • Thairo Estrada has 12 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 15 walks while hitting .264.
  • Estrada is 180th in home runs and 105th in RBI in the bigs.
  • Joc Pederson has racked up a team-high 14 home runs and 34 runs batted in.
  • Pederson is on a three-game hitting streak entering this contest. In his last five games he is batting .273 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .270 to pace his team.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Thairo Estrada 60 .264 .319 .389 4 26 55
Wilmer Flores 58 .239 .314 .397 7 34 50
Joc Pederson 54 .269 .343 .562 14 34 43
Mike Yastrzemski 54 .270 .379 .455 6 22 48
Brandon Crawford 58 .219 .308 .348 5 27 44

Pirates Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bryan Reynolds has racked up a team-high 11 home runs.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Reynolds’ home run total is 38th and his RBI tally ranks 156th.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes’ 22 RBI and .272 batting average both pace his team.
  • Hayes is currently 267th in homers and 145th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Michael Chavis has racked up a team-high 22 runs batted in.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .212 with five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 19 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Bryan Reynolds 60 .252 .328 .451 11 21 57
Ke’Bryan Hayes 58 .272 .354 .373 2 22 59
Daniel Vogelbach 47 .212 .295 .391 7 17 33
Michael Chavis 54 .257 .294 .431 6 22 43
Jack Suwinski 45 .211 .273 .415 8 16 30

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Pirates

After looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Pirates on the moneyline at +159. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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