San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 5/21/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (22-26) vs San Francisco Giants (23-25)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:40 pm (PNC Park)

Martin Perez (1-3) (4.86) vs Logan Webb (4-4) (3.03)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +111 / San Francisco Giants -121 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Tuesday in MLB game 1 action at PNC Park. Here’s a San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction.

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants have won 4 straight games, which includes wins over the Dodgers and Rockies. The San Francisco Giants have scored 28 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 8 games. The San Francisco Giants have won 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Thairo Estrada leads the San Francisco Giants with 44 hits and 26 RBI, while Matt Chapman and Michael Conforto have combined for 83 hits and 41 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 22-26 on the year after wins over the Brewers and Cubs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 48 hits and 20 RBI, while Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe have combined for 83 hits and 40 RBI.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Matchup

Logan Webb gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants, and he is 4-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Webb has allowed 18 hits and 6 earned runs in his last 17 innings. Webb has a 5.92 ERA and .327 allowed batting average in 24.1 road innings. Webb is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Martin Perez gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he is 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Perez has allowed 27 hits and 16 runs in his last 15.1 innings. Perez has a 4.84 ERA and .304 allowed acting average in 22.1 home innings. Perez is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the San Francisco Giants.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Oneil Cruz has hit a home run in three of the Pirates' last four home games against NL opponents.
  • Connor Joe has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Oneil Cruz has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight home appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Martin Perez has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances with his team as a home underdog against the Giants.
  • Edward Olivares has recorded a Single in each of his last four appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 Tuesday appearances against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 Tuesday night appearances against NL teams that held a losing record.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Thairo Estrada has scored at least one run in each of the Giants' last four games.
  • Logan Webb has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last seven appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances with the Giants as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four road appearances against the Pirates.
  • Tom Murphy has hit a home run in three of his four previous appearances against the Pirates.
  • LaMonte Wade Jr has recorded at least one hit in each of the Giants' last nine games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • LaMonte Wade Jr has recorded at least one total base in each of the Giants' last nine games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Logan Webb has recorded a win in each of his last three road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 27th in the league for RBI's this season (171).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 27th in the league for batting average this season (.226).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank 27th in the league for hits allowed this season (422).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank T6th in the league for home runs allowed this season (42).

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The San Francisco Giants have found their groove offensively during this winning streak, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have also picked things up lately. Logan Webb has been a mess on the road this season, with an ERA of nearly 6 and an allowed batting average well over 300. Martin Perez has been hittable all season, he's been a disaster in his last 3 starts, and he's allowing a .300 batting average at home. Basically, the numbers indicate this being a high scoring game. There's also a reasonable total. Give me the over 7.5 runs in game 1 between the Giants and Pirates.

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

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