Tonight I will make a play on the total between these two ball clubs. After some analysis with the line movement with the betting market I believe it will go over 7.5 runs tonight. We have two teams that are complete bipolar opposites right now. The San Francisco Giants are probably the hottest team in baseball right now, no disrespect to the Chicago Cubs. They are on a 8 game winning streak heading into tonight's ball game.
The Pirates can seem to get in together in the pitching department as of late. The team has now surrendered over 37 runs in the last 5 game alone. This will not play well against a team that is averaging over 5.8 runs a game in the last 10 games. Jeff Locke will be on the mound for the Pirates. He has not pitch well against the Giants in his career giving up a .343 hitting average.
Look for the Giants to completely bring out the bats tonight. Brandon Belt will the key for the Giant's offense. He has 3 hits with 1 RBI against Jeff Locke in his career. Look for a solid game by Bumgardner surrendering no more than 2-3 runs in 6-7 innings of work. I'm predicting Locke of the Pirates to struggle again tonight. He has been torched in the last 3 games.
Giants 6 Pirates 3