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San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 5/16/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Odds & Info

Game Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants
Date & Time Sunday May 16, 2021, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Pnc Park
Latest odds
SF -156 Total 8
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The Sunday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park. Last night, San Francisco was unable to protect a four-run lead entering the seventh inning during an 8-6 road loss against Pittsburgh. Mike Tauchman, Brandon Crawford and  Darren Ruf all went deep for the Giants (23-16). 

Thirty year old left-hander Alex Wood (4-0 1.80 ERA) will head to the hill for the Giants in this contest. In his last start, Wood allowed one run in seven innings during a 3-1 home victory versus Texas.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won two of their first three games of this series and are in last place in the NL Central Division standings. On Saturday, Pittsburgh C Jacob Stalling came through with a two-run walkoff blast in the bottom of the ninth inning. OF Bryan Reynolds collected three hits and scored a pair of runs for the Pirates (17-22).

The Pirates will give the nod to talented right-hander Mitch Keller (2-4 7.81 ERA) on Sunday. Last time out, Keller was roughed up for seven runs and recorded just ten outs during a 14-1 home loss versus Cincinnati.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games.
  • Pirates are 2-7 in their last 9 home games.
  • Under is 4-0 in Giants last 4 games as a favorite.
  • Under is 9-3 in Pirates last 12 overall.
  • Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh.

Free MLB Pick:

San Francisco Giants -156

San Francisco OF Mike Yastrzemski (oblique) was held out of Saturday’s lineup and is listed as day-to-day. Through 39 games, San Francisco ranks 14th in OPS and 17th in runs scored. For the season, Pittsburgh ranks 29th in OPS and 28th in runs scored. Take the Giants to earn the series split. Final Score Prediction, San Francisco Giants win 5-3.

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