San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (25-37) vs San Francisco Giants (35-27)

Game Info: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)

Jose Quintana (1-4) (3.22) vs Alex Wood (4-5) (4.11)

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The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park. in the first game of this series, it was the Giants that secured the 2-0 victory. 

The Pirates come into this game with a 25-38 record overall and they have lost ten of their last 11 games. Over the last three losses, the Pirates have scored only four runs total and they need to find a way to get more offense going. In the last win the Pirates offense scored six runs against the St. Louis Cardinals. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Giants who sit with a 36-27 record overall and they have won six of their last seven games. Earlier in the season the Giants pitching had been better but the last month it hasn’t been as dominant, but maybe Friday night was a sign of things to come. The Giants offense is averaging 4.86 runs per game, and they need to be strong in this game scoring. 

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On the mound for the Giants will be Alex Wood who sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 4.11. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he went six innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the Pirates will be Jose Quintana who sits with a 1-4 record and an ERA of 3.53. In his last start against the Braves, he went five innings giving up six hits and four earned runs. 

The Pirates are 1-9 in their last ten games overall. The Giants are 5-0 in their last five during Game 2 of a series. The under is 5-0 in the GIants' last five games against a left-handed starter. The under is 7-1-2 in the Giants' last ten games.

The Pirates offense has struggled coming into this game and they are going to struggle against Wood who gave up only two runs in his last start. Quintana hasn’t been as strong as of late and in his last start he gave up four runs in five innings. The Giants offense is going to be strong again and San Francisco will secure a win on the run line.

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