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Last weekend, we witnessed one of the most interesting weekends of the MLB season so far. Some consistent teams, such as the Mets, lost to the Pirates, who were the underdogs.
This clearly shows that the MLB season is beginning to heat up as some teams strive to remain at the top of the league while others try as much as possible to reclaim themselves. And this weekend, we can expect the same pattern to continue. Kindly keep reading to see our MLB tip for the coming weekend.
The Giants to win
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Home Win 1
Away Win 2
Today, we will be exploring a very popular clash between the Giants and the Pirates. The two teams are set to face each other on Sun 25th. So far, the Giants have had one of their best seasons and have recorded an impressive 60 wins and just 35 losses. On the other hand, the Pirates are struggling so much this season - they only have 36 wins from a total of 96 matches.
The current status
The Giants to remain top of NL West
The Giants have maintained an excellent home performance this season. They have won four of their last four matches at home. Also, they have a winning percentage (.Pct) of .632, which has helped the team retain position one in the NL West rankings.
The Pirates looking to improve their performance
The Pirates have not had a good season so far - they sit at the bottom of NL Central rankings with a winning percentage (.Pct) of .375. They have won 21 and lost 26 of the matches that they have played at home. Besides, they have won just 15 of their 49 away matches. This explains why they are going into this clash as the underdogs.
Giants vs. Pirates H2H
The H2H clashes between these two teams tell a completely different story. In their last ten clashes, the Pirates have won a total of six. Although the Pirates can't boast of the Giants' success, these H2H statistics will give them confidence going to this match.
The Giants to win
Since 2018, these teams have met 18 times. The Pirates have won 11 times while the Giants have managed to win seven times. In their most recent encounter, the Giants won 4 -1.
San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
PNC Park | The Pirates: 1 vs. The Giants: 4 | MLB
The Pirates: 8 vs. The Giants: 6 | MLB
PNC Park | The Pirates: 3 vs. The Giants: 2 | MLB
PNC Park | The Pirates: 1 vs. The Giants: 3 | MLB
Oracle Park | The Giants: 2 vs The Pirates: 4 |MLB
The Pirates have lost all four of their most recent games
The Giants have won all 4 of their most recent home games
Since 2018, the Giants and the Pirates have clashed 18 times, with the Pirates winning 11 times.
Our Betting Tip for Today
By looking at the history of these two teams and their most recent performances, it can be quite hard to determine which team is likely to win. However, the Giants have been more consistent this season; hence we back them to win this match.
The Giants to emerge winners
From what we have discussed above, we can see that the Giants have been the better team. They have a fantastic home and away record, and they already sit at the top of their table.
On the other hand, the pirates have been struggling so much. Besides, they have lost all four of their latest matches. To beat the Giants, they have to show some extraordinary performance.
That said, we tip the Giants to win this match. They have -188 odds at BetMGM, which is a very generous offer.