Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 8:45 PM (Oracle Park)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +105 / San Francisco Giants -125 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pirates have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 159 hits and 82 RBI while Josh Bell and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 286 hits and 179 RBI. Mitch Keller gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 8.18 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. This will be Keller’s first career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Giants have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 16 games. The San Francisco Giants have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 139 hits and 79 RBI while Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt have combined for 208 hits and 115 RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he was 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 38 strikeouts last season. Cueto is 20-4 with a 2.19 ERA and 178 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. National League West, 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 2-6 in Kellers last 8 starts. The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 5-2 in Cuetos last 7 home starts. The Pirates are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in San Francisco and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 19-5-2 in Cuetos last 26 home starts. The over is 3-0-1 in Kellers last 4 road starts.
Keller has allowed 29 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 21 innings, and he has a 11.81 ERA and .423 allowed batting average in 16 innings on the road. Cueto will pitch his first game since July 28 of last year, as he's coming off Tommy John surgery and had his previous scheduled debut delayed due to back stiffness. The bottom line here is we're getting plus money with the hotter team in the Pirates, and we're also getting plus money to fade a pitcher who hasn't pitched in 13 months and is 33 years old coming off a major injury. The value is with the Pittsburgh Pirates here.