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SportsPicks.com San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball Betting Preview June 11, 2013

A winning streak will be on the line for the San Francisco Giants 33-29 on Tuesday when they battle the Pittsburgh Pirates 37-26 at PNC Park.

The Giants will trot Tim Lincecum out to the mound in this one. Righthander Lincecum has a 4-5 record and a 4.75 ERA this season.

It’ll be Gerrit Cole toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Righthander Cole is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Giants, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

In their last action, San Francisco was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on San Francisco at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Cubs on June 9. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
San Francisco has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Francisco: 33-29 SU
Pittsburgh: 37-26 SU

San Francisco most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco’s last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 13 of San Francisco’s last 19 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh’s last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Wednesday, June 12

Who are you betting on?