Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Betting Pick: August 23rd 2013

| August 23, 2013


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants
MLB Betting Pick: Under 6.5 runs -110 odds (August 23rd 2013)

Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Morton was unfortunate to get saddled with a no-decision vs. the Diamondbacks on Sunday, a victim of poor run support after giving up two runs off seven hits with three walks while striking out six over seven frames. Morton has allowed just two earned runs in three straight starts and brings his respectable, 3-1, 3.89 ERA road record into San Francisco to throw opposite Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.82 ERA) who is coming off an outing to forget vs. the Fish on Sunday, allowing four runs off five hits to go along with an uncharacteristic four walks. So is it time to hit the panic button if you’re a Bumgarner fan? Obviously not. The big southpaw has been as effective and efficient as you could possibly hope for this year and he’ll now look to improve upon his excellent 4-3, 2.40 ERA home record. These teams played a three-game set in Pittsburgh back in June and all three sailed above the posted number; however, with these two quality starters facing off in the opener of this four-game series, all signs point to a lower-scoring pitchers duel. Consider a second look at the “under” in this one.

This is a 1* MLB betting pick on the “under” between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants on Friday night (10:15 EST).

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