San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 7-14-23 Prediction, Best Bets, and Odds

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 7/14/23 – Ross Stripling and Rich Hill will take to the mound in this MLB match-up between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, offering a comprehensive analysis of both offenses, starting pitchers, betting trends, odds comparison, predictions/picks based on team performances as well as Canadian MLB prop bets as potential alternative wagering options.

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Date & Time: Friday, July 14, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park


San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 7/14/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -124

Spread: -1.5 (+130)

Total: 9 over (-105)


Moneyline: +114

Spread: +1.5 (-150)

Total: 9 under (-115)

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Analysis

The San Francisco Giants bring an impressive offensive lineup into this matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Their batting average stands at 0.248, and they have proven consistent at the plate thus far this season by scoring 416 runs and hitting 106 homers – not imperfect. Their offense features power and discipline, with an on-base percentage of 0.323 and a slugging percentage of 0.407. They have displayed their ability to generate offense throughout their schedule, and their lineup has contributed significantly to recent wins.

Ross Stripling has been an essential starter for the Giants this season. Although his win-loss record of 0-2, his performances don’t accurately represent what they offer on the field; with an earned run average of 6.37 and walks plus hits per inning pitched of 1.46 across 12 games played (7 started), 41 innings pitched allowing 49 hits, 30 runs scored with 29 earned runs being allowed along with 11 walks limited and 34 strikeouts recorded, Stripling has become an essential member of their pitching rotation.

The Pittsburgh Pirates offense, with a batting average of 0.238, has experienced difficulties this season. Although they have scored 379 runs and hit 81 homers so far – both more than their opponent in this matchup combined. Their lineup has found it challenging to generate consistent offense. Yet, flashes of potential have shown themselves through on-base percentage (0.315) and slugging percentage (0.386). However, there is always room for growth here as they capitalize on scoring opportunities when they arise.

Rich Hill will start as starting pitcher for the Pirates today, sporting an overall win-loss record of 7-9 and showing notable performances throughout the season. Hill has displayed strong command on the mound with an earned run average of 4.78 and walks plus hits per inning pitched of 1.44, making 18 starts, totalling 98 innings pitched and yielding 102 hits, 59 runs (52 earned runs), with his ability to strike out batters while simultaneously minimizing walks being an asset for their pitching staff.

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Against the Spread

The San Francisco Giants have seen that the total has gone under in their last five games, proving they are dominating against Pittsburgh Pirates by winning seven out of ten matchups against them. Furthermore, the Giants have proven successful on the road, winning 14 of 19 away games with Pirates while nine of 11 total road games against them went UNDER the total mark; additionally, they’ve shown great strength against National League Central Division opponents by winning four of five consecutive matchups against them.

On the other hand, Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled in recent weeks, winning just one out of their last five matches. Yet against San Francisco Giants, they’ve found moderate success as four out of six matchups have seen totals go over. Home games also witnessed high-scoring action, with six of seven matches going OVER, while when playing at San Francisco, nine of 11 have seen totals under.

San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

Based on the odds and team performances, the following picks are suggested:

Moneyline: Giants -124

The Giants’ strong road record, recent success against the Pirates, and overall offensive prowess give them the advantage in this game. Coupled with the struggles of the Pirates in recent matches, the Giants are favored to come out on top.

Spread: Giants -1.5 (+130)

Considering the Giants’ dominance in their previous matchups and the Pirates’ difficulties, San Francisco will likely win by a margin of at least two runs.

Total: 9 under (-115)

Considering the recent trend of lower-scoring games for the Giants and the Pirates, combined with the strong pitching performances expected from both starting pitchers, the total runs scored will likely be under the set line.

Prediction: 3-5 San Francisco Giants win
In today’s MLB matchup, the San Francisco Giants stand out as the superior team, armed with a formidable offense and a positive track record against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The performances of starting pitchers Ross Stripling and Rich Hill will heavily influence the game’s outcome. Considering the prevailing betting trends, which indicate a lower-scoring affair, and considering the odds and the teams’ overall performances, it is evident that the San Francisco Giants present the best MLB bets today. These include favorable options such as money line, spread, and total bets.