Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants - 6/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (44-27) at Pittsburgh Pirates (34-36)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
M Bumgarner (8-2) (2.01) vs. J Locke (5-5) (5.92)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +142 / San Francisco Giants -152 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hoy with a Tuesday night win at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The San Francisco Giants are inching away from the pack in the National League West. The Giants bats were silent and great pitching went by the wayside in a 1-0 defeat at PNC Park on Monday that snapped an eight game winning streak. SF starter Madison Bumgarner was his usual stingy self with a complete game effort with eight strikeouts while a solo homer accounted for the lone run. The heavy hitting Giants were held to six hits by six different players.San Francisco hopes Johnny Cueto stays hot when he takes the hill at PNC Park on Tuesday. In his first season as a Giant, Cueto has gone 10-1 in 14 starts with a 2.10 ERA.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates looked like the only team that might have a shot at catching the Cubs in the National League Central but not right now. The slumping Pirates were in need of some momentum after losing ten of eleven so red hot San Francisco was probably an unpleasant sight. However, Pitt starter Jeff Locke was up to the task with 6.2 scoreless to up his record to 6-5. The Buccos mustered five hits and walked twice with Erik Kratz smacking his first homer in the 5th. I see Wilfredo Boscan (1-0/ 2.92 ERA listed as a possible starter for the Pirates.
The under is 9-2 in San Francisco’s last 11 Tuesday games and the Giants are 24-8 in their last 32 games on grass while going 18-6 in their last 24 road games. Pittsburgh are 5-17 in their last 22 overall and are 5-17 in their last 22 games on grass while the over is 10-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 13 home games. I’m just going with Cueto and the Giants bats…