Giants Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 18, 2022

Written By Staff on June 18, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (36-27) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-38) on Saturday at 4:05 PM ET. San Francisco’s (-177 to win) Alex Wood and Pittsburgh’s (+148) Jose Quintana pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of June 18, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET.

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Giants vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wood (SF) Pitcher Quintana (PIT)
4 – 5 W/L 1 – 4
61.1 IP 58.2
4.11 ERA 3.22
1.288 WHIP 1.313
8.8 K/9 7.7
2.3 BB/9 3.1

Giants Probable Starter Alex Wood

  • Wood gets the start for the Giants, his 13th of the season. He is 4-5 with a 4.11 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, the lefty went 6 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In 12 games this season, the 31-year-old has put up a 4.11 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .264 to opposing hitters.
  • Wood is looking for his third straight quality start.
  • He will face off against a Pirates offense that ranks last in MLB with 446 total hits (on a .218 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .350 (28th in MLB) with 55 total home runs (23rd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 18, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Wood

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 8 .500 4 0 2 .556 1.181
Ke’Bryan Hayes 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000

Pirates Probable Starter José Quintana

  • The Pirates will hand the ball to Quintana (1-4) for his 13th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed six hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.22, a 2.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.313 in 12 games this season.
  • He has two quality starts in 12 chances this season.
  • The Giants have scored 306 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They have 500 hits, 25th in baseball, with 75 home runs (10th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 18, 2022 at 3:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Giants Stats vs Quintana

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Evan Longoria 20 .300 6 0 1 .364 .664
Curt Casali 18 .167 3 0 1 .200 .478
Brandon Crawford 13 .231 3 1 2 .231 .693
Brandon Belt 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Wilmer Flores 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .600
Darin Ruf 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Mike Yastrzemski 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Giants Betting Trends

  • The Giants have gone 30-19 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 61.2% of those games).
  • San Francisco has a 9-7 record (winning 56.2% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -177 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Giants’ implied win probability is 63.9%.
  • San Francisco has played in 63 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-28-5).
  • The Giants have a 33-30-0 record ATS this season (covering 52.4% of the time).
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have been underdogs in 49 games this season and won 18 (36.7%) of those contests.
  • Pittsburgh is 9-16 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +148 or more on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 40.3% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 24 of their 63 opportunities.
  • The Pirates are 28-35-0 ATS in their 63 games with a spread this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Thairo Estrada has racked up a team-best .389 slugging percentage, while hitting .264 with 12 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 15 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB play, Estrada’s batting average ranks 62nd, his on-base percentage ranks 88th, and he is 105th in the league in slugging.
  • Wilmer Flores has 12 doubles, seven home runs and 20 walks while hitting .239.
  • Among qualifying batters, Flores’ batting average ranks 103rd, his on-base percentage ranks 97th, and he is 98th in the league in slugging.
  • Joc Pederson is hitting .269 with five doubles, 14 home runs and 16 walks.
  • Mike Yastrzemski’s 48 hits and .379 on-base percentage both lead his team. He has 15 doubles, six home runs and 30 walks while hitting .270.

Giants Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wilmer Flores 209 .239 32 7 34 .314 .711
Thairo Estrada 208 .264 34 4 26 .319 .708
Brandon Crawford 201 .219 25 5 27 .308 .656
Darin Ruf 178 .219 30 5 22 .336 .679
Mike Yastrzemski 178 .270 31 6 22 .379 .834
Joc Pederson 160 .269 28 14 34 .343 .905
Luis González 142 .303 17 3 22 .366 .810
Brandon Belt 107 .243 15 5 12 .364 .794
Curt Casali 90 .233 12 4 13 .297 .697
Austin Slater 85 .235 16 3 13 .365 .765

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 57 hits, batting .252 this season with 21 extra-base hits.
  • Of all qualifying hitters in the majors, Reynolds ranks 80th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 47th in slugging percentage.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes is slashing .272/.354/.373 this season and leads the Pirates with an OPS of .727.
  • Hayes’ batting average ranks 44th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 38th, and he is 120th in slugging.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .212 with a .391 slugging percentage and 17 RBI this year.
  • Michael Chavis has been key for Pittsburgh with 43 hits, an OBP of .294 plus a slugging percentage of .431.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 226 .252 28 11 21 .328 .779
Ke’Bryan Hayes 217 .272 26 2 22 .354 .727
Michael Chavis 167 .257 17 6 22 .294 .725
Daniel Vogelbach 156 .212 16 7 17 .295 .686
Diego Castillo 156 .192 14 3 11 .238 .526
Jack Suwinski 142 .211 18 8 16 .273 .688
Cal Mitchell 66 .212 4 2 7 .254 .618
Tyler Heineman 64 .156 9 0 2 .217 .420
Tucupita Marcano 61 .262 9 2 5 .318 .728
Michael Perez 60 .100 2 2 5 .169 .369

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