San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 5/22/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:40 pm (PNC Park)

Jared Jones (3-4) (2.89) vs Blake Snell (0-3) (11.57)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -110 / San Francisco Giants +100 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at PNC Park. Here’s a San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction.

San Francisco Giants Betting Preview

The San Francisco Giants are 23-26 on the year after recent wins over the Dodgers and Rockies. The San Francisco Giants have scored 24 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 straight games. The San Francisco Giants have won 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Matt Chapman leads the San Francisco Giants with 45 hits and 22 RBI, while Thairo Estrada and Michael Conforto have combined for 85 hits and 49 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 23-26 on the year after recent wins over the Brewers and Cubs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 4 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 48 hits and 22 RBI, while Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe have combined for 87 hits and 41 RBI.

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Matchup

Blake Snell gets the ball for the San Francisco Giants, and he is 0-3 with a 11.57 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Snell will pitch for the first time in a month as he returns from a thigh injury. Snell has allowed 18 hits and 15 runs through 11.2 innings this year. Snell is 1-2 with a 6.11 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jared Jones gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he is 3-4 with a 2.89 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Jones has allowed 15 hits and 5 earned runs in his last 19 innings. Jones has a 1.80 ERA and .194 allowed batting average in 25 home innings. This will be Jones’ second career game against the San Francisco Giants.

Why the Pittsburgh Pirates will win

  • The Giants have lost each of their last eight games as road underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Pirates have won seven of their last eight night games at PNC Park following an extra innings win.
  • The Pirates have covered the run line in nine of their last 10 games.
  • The Giants have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five road games against NL Central opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Pirates' last five games against NL opponents at PNC Park.
  • Connor Joe has scored at least one run in eight of his last 10 appearances with the Pirates as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven home appearances.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances at PNC Park against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one Double in four of the Pirates' last five games at PNC Park.
  • Oneil Cruz has hit a home run in two of the Pirates' last three games as favorites against NL West opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances at PNC Park against NL West opponents that held a losing record.

San Francisco Giants Player Prop Facts

  • Jorge Soler has scored a run in each of his last five appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Blake Snell has recorded six or more strikeouts in 11 of his last 13 road appearances.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one total base in each of his last eight appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Pirates at PNC Park.
  • Matt Chapman has recorded at least one Double in three of the Giants' last four games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Blake Snell has recorded a win in three of his last four road appearances against NL opponents.
  • Thairo Estrada has hit a home run in each of the Giants' last three night games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Michael Conforto has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances against opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 26th in the league for doubles this season (69).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank T26th in the league for triples this season (3).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank T27th in the league for hits allowed this season (433).
  • The San Francisco Giants rank T5th in the league for home runs allowed this season (42).

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The San Francisco Giants are putting together a strong week, and getting them as a dog has some value. However, Blake Snell has been horrible through 3 games and the fact he hasn't pitched in a month doesn't make me any more confident. Jared Jones has been solid with an ERA under 3 and 63 strikeouts. Jones has an ERA under 2 at home this season. The Pirates have the clear starting pitching edge in this spot. Give me the Pirates to get a big win as they inch closer to a .500 record. 

Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Pirates -110

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