Pick Pirates at Home to Keep Momentum Alive Over Giants

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:25 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:25 PM UTC

We’re going to examine Thursday’s National League game between the Giants and Pirates. Will San Francisco atone for being swept at home by Pittsburgh earlier this season? 

Giants open Four Game Set at PNC Park on Thursday
The Giants and Pirates will open a four game series on Thursday. The first pitch at PNC Park in Pittsburgh is slated for 7:10 PM ET. These teams met once this season, and it came at the beginning of June in San Francisco. Pittsburgh was able to sweep all three games of the series at AT&T Park. The starting pitchers tonight will be Jake Peavy for San Francisco and Charlie Morton of Pittsburgh.


Giants Update
San Francisco has gone a dismal 1-6 in their last seven games on the road. Jake Peavy is 5-5 in his team starts this season with a 4.18 ERA. According to current MLB betting odds at Bookmaker.com, San Francisco is a +120 money line road underdog. Peavy has gone a terrible 29-57 in his career team starts, and that includes 3-14 since 2014 as a money line road underdog of +100 to +150.


Pirates Love Home Cooking
Pittsburgh has been outstanding at PNC Park in 2015 going 41-19 (.683), and that includes 17-4 during their previous twenty-one home games. Thursday will be the fourth of a seven game home stand for the Pirates. They’ve gone an incredible 34-7 this year after playing three or more home games in a row. Speaking of being profitable at home, Charlie Morton is 6-1 in his team starts at PNC Park with a solid 3.25 ERA.


Money Line Betting System
San Francisco is 1-2 in their last three games.

San Francisco has a record of 65-55 and that’s good for a .542 winning percentage.

Pittsburgh enters today with a stellar 71-47 record.


Play against any road team (San Francisco) that’s +125 to -125 on the money line, and has a season winning percentage of .540 to .620, versus an opponent (Pittsburgh) with a winning record. If you adhered to this money line betting angle, it would’ve resulted in going 214-112 (65.6%) since 2011. As a matter of fact, this exact system has gone 23-8 (74.2%) in 2015. I’m going with the home team for one of my MLB picks on Thursday.

MLB Pick: Pittsburgh -140 at Bookmaker

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