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Giants Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/14/2021

The San Francisco Giants (23-14) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-22) on Friday at 6:35 PM ET. The Giants are favored on the moneyline () against the underdog Pirates (). San Francisco’s Kevin Gausman and Pittsburgh’s Tyler Anderson will take the mound first.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 14, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Giants vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gausman (SF) Pitcher Anderson (PIT)
3 – 0 W/L 3 – 3
45.2 IP 41.1
1.97 ERA 3.05
0.880 WHIP 1.040
9.3 K/9 8.1
2.4 BB/9 2.6

Giants Probable Starter Kevin Gausman

  • Gausman (3-0 with a 1.97 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Giants, his eighth of the season.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the right-hander tossed six innings against the Padres, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • He will face a Pirates offense that ranks 20th in the league with 273 total hits (on a.223 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .343 (30th in the league) with 25 total home runs (29th in MLB play).
  • The Giants have a 2-2 record in Gausman’s four starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2021 at 2:14 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Gausman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 17 .176 3 0 0 .176 .470
Gregory Polanco 13 .385 5 1 2 .467 1.159
Kevin Newman 12 .250 3 0 0 .250 .500
Bryan Reynolds 6 .333 2 0 1 .333 .666
Ben Gamel 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Wilmer Difo 6 .333 2 0 2 .286 .786
Erik González 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Tyler Anderson

  • Anderson (3-3) will take the mound for the Pirates, his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in eight innings pitched against the Cubs on Sunday.
  • The Giants rank 22nd in MLB with a .227 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 11th in the league (.403) and 48 home runs.
  • His team is 3-3 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2021 at 2:14 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Crawford 14 .214 3 1 2 .312 .741
Brandon Belt 13 .154 2 0 0 .214 .368
Buster Posey 11 .273 3 1 1 .333 1.060
Evan Longoria 10 .100 1 0 3 .083 .383
Austin Slater 8 .125 1 0 2 .125 .250
Wilmer Flores 8 .375 3 1 3 .375 1.250
Curt Casali 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants average 4.3 runs per road game while scoring 4.4 per contest at home.
  • The Giants rank 15th in runs scored with 161, 4.4 per game.
  • The Giants have gone 13-5 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 72.2% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -148 or shorter, San Francisco has an 8-3 record (winning 72.7% of its games).
  • San Francisco has played in 37 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-18-1).
  • San Francisco won all of the three games it played while the moneyline favorite in their last 10 matchups.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 28th with just 126 total runs (3.4 per game) this season.
  • They’ve scored 3.8 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.1 per contest on the road.
  • The Pirates have won 13, or 38.2%, of the 34 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 10-15, a 40% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +125 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 16 of their 37 opportunities.
  • In nine games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, Pittsburgh has a record of 2-7.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Buster Posey has a team-high batting average of .383, and leads the Giants in home runs (eight).
  • Evan Longoria is hitting .263 with eight doubles, four home runs and 15 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Longoria falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average.

Giants Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Evan Longoria 99 .263 17 4 14 .360 .825
Brandon Belt 99 .232 17 8 21 .358 .863
Mike Yastrzemski 97 .227 12 4 8 .318 .803
Austin Slater 94 .223 12 4 11 .318 .712
Brandon Crawford 94 .234 16 7 18 .311 .790
Wilmer Flores 94 .191 10 2 12 .280 .578
Buster Posey 81 .383 20 8 12 .468 1.184
Mauricio Dubon 70 .243 4 1 9 .270 .613
Mike Tauchman 48 .229 8 1 5 .302 .656
Darin Ruf 47 .213 10 4 12 .345 .834

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs (three) and runs batted in (14) this season while batting .288.
  • Reynolds’ .386 OBP ranks 20th, and his .472 SLG ranks first among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Adam Frazier has 43 hits and an OBP of .370 to go with a slugging percentage of .424 this season.
  • Frazier ranks sixth in hits (43), 25th in AVG (.299), and sixth in SLG (.424) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 144 .299 18 1 12 .370 .794
Bryan Reynolds 125 .288 22 3 14 .386 .858
Kevin Newman 124 .202 10 1 7 .231 .489
Erik González 120 .208 9 2 14 .221 .521
Jacob Stallings 92 .239 9 2 11 .364 .766
Grégory Polanco 89 .202 11 3 6 .283 .620
Wilmer Difo 53 .264 5 1 6 .291 .725
Ka’ai Tom 47 .149 4 1 6 .300 .534
Michael Perez 35 .114 2 1 3 .225 .454
Ben Gamel 14 .071 1 0 0 .235 .378

Giants vs Pirates Player Props

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