The San Francisco Giants play host to the Pittsburgh Pirates in game two of their series on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Pirates will send Wil Crowe to the hill. He has a 1-5 record and a 6.12 ERA. The San Francisco send their ace to the mound in Kevin Gausman. The has a 9-3 record and a 1.84 ERA. The Giants have one of the best teams in baseball and with their ace on the mound, we are taking them on the run-line.
The Pick: Giants -1.5
The Why: Giants pitching
Coming into this game, the Giants rank first in team ERA in MLB. Kevin Gausman has been one of the best pitchers in baseball. He has the first ranked ERA in baseball. While on the mound at home, he is holding opponents to a .133 batting average. The last time Gausman faced the Pirates, he held them to one earned run on five hit in eight innings pitched.
The Pirates have struggled to score runs at a consistent basis all year long. They rank 30th in baseball in runs scored averaging 3.67 a game. Also, they are hitting .233 on the road this season, which ranks 18th in baseball. For the Giants offensively, they have a had a good season ranking 11th in average and 7th in runs scored. Will Crowe has not been good on the road having a 6.67 ERA and an OBA .288. The Giants will be able to put top runs often at home against Crowe.
We’re taking the Giants on the run-line in this one. Gausman will be able to go through the Pirates lineup at home. The Pirates are not a good team on the road and the Giants have a favorable matchup in the lineups and on the mound. Take the Giants -1.5.
Trends We’re Betting On
Pirates are 1-4 SU last 5 road games
Giants are 4-1 SU last 5 home games
Saturday’s Pick: Astros -1.5 ❌
Pick Of The Day Record: 14-24-1
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