San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, series of four games, the Giants are slightly better positioned and favored in this series start, but the home team has not won a series at home since July. The Pirates come to this series with a negative record on the road, little hope of winning against the Giants, but with a good record in the last 10 games.
San Francisco Giants: We need to win at home.
The Giants at home have 32 wins and 24 losses with 57.1% effectiveness, they are regular numbers for a bad season, but the worst thing is that the Giants do not win a series since July against the Cubs 2-1. The team had good results between May 19 and June 26 at home, but then they started to lose games and series at home. In the last 10 games the Giants have lost 7 times at home and have only won 3 games.
Andrew Suarez his first year as a professional with the Giants, does not have the best record with 4 wins and 7 losses, today will be difficult against the Pirates but he will be supported by a defense that only allows 4.18 runs on average at home. The Giants recently lost 2 games against the Astros and only managed to score 2 runs between the two games.
Pittsburgh Pirates: We are improving and winning games.
The Pirates have a negative record on the road that has faded little by little, but continues with 26 wins and 27 losses, 49.1% on the road. In the last 10 games on the road the Pirates have improved a lot, 7 wins and 3 losses, of those victories on the road, the Pirates managed to sweep the Reds and won the series against the Indians 2-1.
Ivan Nova will be in the mound tonight, 6 wins and 6 losses for him this season with 4.49 ERA and 1,335 WHIP. So far Nova has not had a good season with the Pirates, but when he was working for the Yankees he had a season with 16 wins and 4 losses in 2011. The Pirates on the road are scoring an average of 4.64 runs per game and up 8.60 hits.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 09/8/2018 is: Take the UNDER 8.0 (totals)
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