Giants vs Pirates Odds, Picks and Predictions (June 18)

Giants vs Pirates Odds, Picks and Predictions (June 18)

Luis Gonzalez homers, San Francisco Giants

Jun 17, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Luis Gonzalez (51) rounds the bases on a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants are -105 road favorites over the Pirates on Saturday
Alex Wood (4-5, 4.11) will pitch for San Francisco against fellow lefty Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.53)
A look at the Giants vs Pirates odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction

The San Francisco Giants will try to stay hot when they visit the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates at 4:05 p.m. ET Saturday at PNC Park.

The Giants (36-27/17-13 road) took the opener of the three-game series 2-0 Friday night for their sixth win in the last seven games. The Pirates (25-38/13-18) have lost 10 of their last 11.

Giants vs Pirates Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
San Francisco Giants
-188
-1.5 (-108)
Ov 8.5 (-105)
Pittsburgh Pirates
+158
+1.5 (-111)
Un 8.5 (-115)

Odds as of June 18th at FanDuel

The Giants have a 65.28% expected win probability as -188 favorites. San Francisco is a +2500 in the latest World Series odds while Pittsburgh is listed at +100000.

It is expected to be a breezy day in Pittsburgh with a high temperature of 72 degrees, northwest wind at 14 mph with gusts to 24 mph and partly cloudy skies.

Probable Pitchers

The Giants’ Alex Wood (4-5, 4.11) will face Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.53) in a matchup of left-handers. Wood will be pitching on four days of rest and Quintana on five.

Wood vs Quintana

4-5
Record
1-3
4.11
ERA
3.53
3.75
xERA
4.87
1.29
WHIP
1.33
3.75
SO/W
2.50

Wood snapped a five-start winless streak Monday when he beat the Kansas City Royals in San Francisco. Wood allowed two runs and four hits in six innings with five strikeouts and one walk.

In 12 career games (11 starts) against the Pirates, Wood has a 5-3 record and 2.84 ERA. He is 2-1 with a 3.19 ERA in six starts at PNC Park.

In his last 6 starts, Alex Wood has a 4.60 ERA but it comes with a 2.41 FIP, 3.02 xFIP, 3.24 SIERA, and 17.7 K-BB%.

He saw an increase in his slider and changeup which in turn has actually made his sinker better.

He’s a solid buy-low, especially with that SFG pitcher voodoo. pic.twitter.com/hX4HfOpZ5q

— Michael Simione (@SPStreamer) June 14, 2022

Wood has gone 2-3 in six road starts with a 3.86 ERA this season. He is 2-2 with a 4.82 ERA in four starts during the day.

The Pirates’ Bryan Reynolds is 4-for-8 against Wood with a double.

Quintana has struggled after a good start to the season, going 0-3 with a 4.40 ERA in his last five turns. He lost to the Braves last Sunday in Atlanta, giving up four runs on six hits in five innings with four strikeouts and one walk.

Quintana spent the latter part of last season with the Giants and has a 1-3 career record against his old team with a 4.13 ERA in five games (four starts).

In seven starts at home this season, Quintana is 1-3 with a 2.88 ERA. He is 0-2 with a 3.16 ERA in six starts during the day.

Quintana celebrated a significant milestone earlier this year.

A decade of Q.

Congrats on 10 years of MLB service time, José Quintana! pic.twitter.com/nkyiqTcKX8

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 14, 2022

The Giants’ Curt Casali is just 3-for-17 (.177) against Quintana with two doubles and seven strikeouts. Meanwhile, Brandon Crawford is 3-for-10 with a home run.

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Giants vs Pirates Betting Outlook

Carlos Rodon allowed just two hits in eight innings to lead the Giants to the shutout win over the Pirates on Friday night.

Both Giants’ runs came on homers. Luis Gonzalez led off the game with a blast and Joc Pederson started the fourth inning with a longball.

Leadoff Luis ? pic.twitter.com/ZRkhVrQUhS

— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 17, 2022

The Pirates didn’t get their first hit until rookie Jack Suwinski singled with two outs in the fifth inning.

The Pirates placed rookie outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba on the injured list prior to the game with a fractured right wrist. Smith-Njigba started two of three games since making his major league debut Tuesday.

This is the first series of the year between the teams. The Pirates lead the series 13-9 since the start of the 2018 season.

Giants vs Pirates Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
6/17/22
Pirates
Giants
SF, 2-0
7/25/21
Giants
Pirates
SF, 6-1
7/24/21
Giants
Pirates
PIT, 10-2
7/23/21
Giants
Pirates
PIT, 6-4
5/16/21
Pirates
Giants
SF, 4-1
5/15/21
Pirates
Giants
PIT, 8-6
5/14/21
Pirates
Giants
PIT, 3-2
5/13/21
Pirates
Giants
SF, 3-1
9/12/19
Giants
Pirates
PIT, 4-2
9/11/19
Giants
Pirates
PIT, 6-3

Giants vs Pirates Prediction

The Giants are trending up and the Pirates are trending down. No reason to buck those trends.

Pick: Giants ML (-188)

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