San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 5/23/24

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

Game Info: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Paul Skenes (1-0) (2.70) vs Mason Black (0-1) (7.71)

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In this article, we will formulate a San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction for this MLB Game on Thursday, May 23rd at PNC Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Giants recent form and recent player performance 

-The Pirates recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving San Francsico

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh

-Recent betting trends in games played between San Francisco vs Pittsburgh

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Giants and Pirates. 

Giants Win in Extra’s

The Giants sure looked good in extra innings on Wednesday putting up four runs and that was enough for the 9-5 victory. Matt Chapman had a strong game hitting a home run and driving in two RBIs. Starting pitcher Blake Snell really struggled giving up four hits and four runs in 3.1 innings. The Giants are averaging 4.14 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.74 runs per game. The offense is ranked 19th in the league while the pitching is ranked 21st. They are batting .247 as a team which is 10th. Thairo Esrada has been the top player for the Giants hitting eight home runs and driving in 29 RBIs. The Giants will face the Mets and Phillies following this series.

Pirates Bullpen Has to be Better 

On Wednesday the Pirates bullpen blew it in the 10th inning and that defense can’t be a problem again in this game. The Pirates are averaging 3.82 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.34 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the pitching is ranked 15th. They have a batting average of .227 which is 26th in the league. Oneil Cruz has hit seven home runs and driven in 19 RBIs. Getting the start for the Pirates will be Paul Skenes who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 2.70. In his last start against the Chicago Cubs, he went six innings giving up zero hits and zero runs. 

San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The Pirates are going to have no issue getting the job done here. The GIants offense is going to really struggle here, and that will be the difference. Skenes is going to quickly be one of the best pitchers in baseball, and in his last start he gave up zero hits and zero runs. The Giants are going to struggle to score even a run here. The Pirates are going to cruise to the victory here. Back the Pirates on the money line.

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

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