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San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (26-24) at San Francisco Giants (30-22)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)

G Cole (7-2) (2.25) vs. R Vogelsong (4-2) (4.23)

The Line: San Francisco Giants +110 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Bay, ROOT-Pittsburgh

The San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Monday at AT&T Park for game one of their MLB series.

The San Francisco Giants are coming off of back-to-back losses but they are still in hot pursuit of the Dodgers in the NL West. The Giants are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 16-11 at home, and they are .5 games out of first place in the National League West. As a team the Giants are hitting .272 with Nori Aoki hitting .309, Brandon Belt hitting .306, and Angel Pagan hitting .305. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.71 with the starters at 3.84 and the bullpen at 3.44. For game one against eh Pirates the Giants start Ryan Vogelsong who has allowed 49 hits and 24 earned runs while striking out 38 over 51 innings for a 4-2 record and a 4.24 ERA.

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are two games over .500 that puts them in the middle of the pack in the NL Central. As a team the Pirates are hitting .252 with Andrew McCutchen hitting .275, Starling Marte hitting .265, and Neil Walker hitting .264. The Pirates pitching staff has an ERA of 3.04 with the starters at 3.22 and the bullpen at 2.69. For game one against the Giants the Pirates start Gerit Cole who has allowed 56 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 70 over 64 innings for a 7-2 record and a 2.11 ERA.

San Francisco is 7-0 as an underdog, 17-4 against the NL Central, and 5-0 in Vogelsong’s last five starts. Pittsburgh is 8-2 in their last 10 games, 5-2 against the NL West, and 5-0 in Cole’s last five starts against the NL West.

This is a low total but I see a low scoring game so my free pick is Under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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Under 6.5

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