Pirates vs. Giants Prediction, Odds, Picks - May 23

Pirates vs. Giants Prediction, Odds, Picks - May 23

Updated May. 23, 2024 12:00 p.m. ET

Paul Skenes takes the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park against Thairo Estrada and the San Francisco Giants. First pitch is at 12:35 PM ET for the final game of a three-game series. Bookmakers list the Pirates as -159 favorites on the moneyline, while giving the underdog Giants +135 moneyline odds to win. Pittsburgh is the run-line favorite (-1.5). The matchup's over/under is listed at 8.5 runs.

Here's everything you need from a betting perspective on the Pirates-Giants game, regarding the run line, moneyline and total, plus expert picks.

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Pirates vs. Giants Game Information & Odds

  • When: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 12:35 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: NBCS-BA
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Run Line Favorite Run Line Odds Underdog Run Line Odds
Pirates -159 +135 8.5 -105 -115 -1.5 +133 -159

Pirates vs. Giants Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 6, Giants 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
  • Win Probabilities: Pirates 52%, Giants 48%

Pirates vs. Giants Betting Insights

  • This season, the Pirates have won seven out of the 19 games, or 36.8%, in which they've been favored.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 3-1 in games when sportsbooks favor them by at least -159 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 61.4% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • The Giants have been chosen as underdogs in 21 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (38.1%) in those games.
  • San Francisco has won all of its seven games in which it was named as at least a +135 moneyline underdog.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Giants have a 42.6% chance of walking away with the win.
SF 7 · PIT 6
San Francisco Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates Recent Betting Performance

  • Over the last 10 games, the Pirates have been listed as the moneyline favorite by bookmakers just twice, and they split those games.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Pirates combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total six times.
  • The Pirates have put together an 8-2-0 record against the spread over their past 10 games.

Pirates Recent Stats

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.6
HR 14
ERA 4.20
K/9 8.8

Pirates Player Insights

  • Bryan Reynolds has accumulated a team-high 26 runs batted in.
  • Reynolds' home runs put him 68th in the majors, and he is 46th in RBI.
  • Connor Joe has a club-leading .268 batting average.
  • Joe ranks 68th in homers and 77th in RBI on the year.
  • Oneil Cruz has hit a team-best seven home runs.
  • Andrew McCutchen is hitting .218 with three doubles, six home runs and 21 walks.

Pirates Team Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Oneil Cruz 0.5 (-208) 1.5 (+130) 0.5 (+450) 0.5 (+140)
Andrew McCutchen 0.5 (-204) 1.5 (+135) 0.5 (+450) 0.5 (+180)
Bryan Reynolds 0.5 (-278) 1.5 (+105) 0.5 (+450) 0.5 (+160)
Connor Joe 0.5 (-200) 1.5 (+145) 0.5 (+600) 0.5 (+160)
Nick Gonzales 0.5 (-200) 0.5 (-200) 0.5 (+700) 0.5 (+185)

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Giants Recent Betting Performance

  • The Giants have played as underdogs in five of their past 10 games and won three of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Giants and their opponents are 7-3-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Over their last 10 games, the Giants are 6-4-0 against the spread.

Giants Recent Stats

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 6.4
HR 10
ERA 3.97
K/9 9.6

Giants Player Insights

  • Estrada paces the Giants with eight long balls and runs batted in, driving in 29.
  • Estrada is 39th in homers and 30th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Matt Chapman has 13 doubles, seven home runs and 15 walks while batting .245.
  • Chapman ranks 47th in homers and 62nd in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • LaMonte Wade Jr has five doubles, two home runs and 33 walks while batting .336.
  • Jorge Soler is batting .213 with six doubles, five home runs and 17 walks.

Giants Team Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Thairo Estrada 0.5 (-263) 1.5 (+120) 0.5 (+600) 0.5 (+190)
Matt Chapman 0.5 (-179) 1.5 (+135) 0.5 (+400) 0.5 (+155)
Luis Matos 0.5 (-256) 1.5 (+130) 0.5 (+750) 0.5 (+255)
LaMonte Wade Jr 0.5 (-169) 0.5 (-169) 0.5 (+550) 0.5 (+230)
Marco Luciano 0.5 (-105) 0.5 (-105) 0.5 (+700) 0.5 (+300)

Pirates' Oneil Cruz crushes 120 and 121-MPH base hits vs. Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates set the record for hardest-hit ball in the MLB this season with a 120-MPH base hit then broke that record with a 121-MPH base hit in the ninth inning.

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