Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants - 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Francisco Giants (54-57) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (45-67)

Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 10:15 pm (Oracle Park)

Carlos Rodon (10-6) (2.95) vs Bryse Wilson (2-6) (5.86)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -280 / Pittsburgh Pirates +225 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of their series at Oracle Park on Friday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 45-67 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series loss against Arizona, where they lost three out of the four games played in the series. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.60 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .264 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 405 runs with a .220 batting average and a .289 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .256 with 16 home runs and 35 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Bryse Wilson, who is 2-6 with a 5.86 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 66 innings pitched this season.

The San Francisco Giants are 54-57 this season and have won three of their last five games. San Francisco is coming off of a series loss against San Diego, where they lost two out of the three games played. The San Francisco pitching staff has a 3.98 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Giants offense has scored 506 runs with a .235 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this year. Wilmer Flores is batting .251 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI’s for the Giants this season. The projected starter for San Francisco is Carlos Rodon, who is 10-6 with a 2.95 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 128.1 innings pitched this season.

Pittsburgh is 15-36 in their last 51 Friday games and 1-6 in their last 7 game one’s of a series. The under is 3-1-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 game one’s of a series. San Francisco is 3-8 in their last 11 game one’s of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games. The under is 5-2-1 in San Francisco’s last 8 Friday games. The over is 12-5-4 in these two teams last 21 head to head meetings in San Francisco.

Pittsburgh continues their road trip on the West Coast after losing their series in Arizona this week. San Francisco comes into this game in third place in the NL West, 23.5 games behind the Dodgers. San Francisco is starting Carlos Rodon, who is coming off of seven shutout innings against the Cubs. For the Pirates, Bryse Wilson has allowed eight runs in his last 14.2 innings pitched. San Francisco should win this game, but I like the over in this game. Rodon had a good start last time out, but really struggled in his previous two, while Wilson has an ERA of almost six. I like the over.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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