Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Prediction MLB Picks 4/26/24

San Francisco Giants (12-14) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (13-13)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 10:15 pm (Oracle Park)

Kyle Harrison (2-1) (5.00) vs Quinn Priester (0-1) (8.31)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -138 / Pittsburgh Pirates +127 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB game 1 action at Oracle Park. Here’s a Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants prediction.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to get above a .500 record after losses to the Red Sox and Brewers. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 27 hits and 15 RBI, while Oneil Cruz and Ke'Bryan Hayes have combined for 47 hits and 16 RBI.

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 12-14 this season after losses to the Diamondbacks and Mets. The San Francisco Giants have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Michael Conforto leads the San Francisco Giants with 26 hits and 16 RBI, while Jung Hoo Lee and Matt Chapman have combined for 48 hits and 21 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Pitching Matchup

Quinn Priester gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he is 0-1 with a 8.31 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. Priester will make his 10th career start and his second appearance of the season. Priester was rocked in 4.1 innings against the Red Sox, allowing 4 earned runs and 3 homers. This will be Priester’s first career game against the San Francisco Giants.

Kyle Harrison gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants, and he is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Harrison is making his 13th career start, and he’s had a rough April where he’s given up 25 hits and 13 runs in 21 innings. Harrison has allowed at least 5 hits in all 5 starts this season. This will be Harrison’s first career game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances against the Pirates.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded two or more total bases in five of his last six appearances against the Pirates.
  • Jorge Soler has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances with his team as a favorite against NL Central opponents.
  • Jorge Soler has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 15 appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Tom Murphy has hit a home run in three of his four previous appearances against the Pirates after not playing the previous day.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded a Double in three of the Giants' last four games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Jorge Soler has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances against NL Central opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Michael A. Taylor has scored at least one run in 10 of his last 11 road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Michael A. Taylor has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael A. Taylor has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Joey Bart has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with the Pirates as underdogs.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a road underdog against the Giants.
  • Michael A. Taylor has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one Single in 12 of his last 13 road appearances against NL West opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The San Francisco Giants rank 29th in the league for strikeouts this season (184).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 27th in the league for ERA this season (4.78).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (111).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 25th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.352).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants prediction

You should probably lean toward the Giants if looking at a side, as the Pirates' offense has been dreadful these last couple of weeks. With that said, I'm not any more excited to get behind Kyle Harrison than I am Quinn Priester. Both Harrison and Priester are young, struggling pitchers, and that doesn't bode well in a spacious park like Oracle. This could end up being a high scoring game as the struggles continue for both pitchers. More than reasonable total. Give me the over 8 runs between the Pirates and Giants.

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

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