Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/30/23

Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/30/23
Tue 30th May 2023

The Pittsburgh Pirates (26-27) are on the road to face the San Francisco Giants (28-26) at Oracle Park on Tuesday. The Giants took Monday’s series opener 14-4, their fourth straight head-to-head victory. Anthony DeSclafani went seven innings to get the win, allowing three runs on eight hits.

Patrick Bailey went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double in the win. He scored two runs and had four RBIs. Brandon Crawford went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs, and one RBI. Jack Suwinski was 2 for 4 with two solo home runs for the Pirates. Josh Palacios added a triple and a double. He scored one run.


Johan Oviedo (3-4, 4.70 ERA) is slated to start for Pittsburgh. The RHP allowed three runs over 5.2 innings in his last start, a 3-2 road defeat against the Rangers on Wednesday. He took the loss, giving up six hits while striking out five and walking two.


Over the last five games, Pittsburgh has averaged 4.0 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.3. San Francisco is averaging 8.4 runs per game in the last five, up from 4.7 for the season, with an improved slash line (.316/.353/.534).

The Giants have a .753 OPS against righties in 2023. With a .884 OPS over 126 at-bats, LaMonte Wade Jr. has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Pittsburgh is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 14-14 in 2023. The Bucs have scored 4.7 runs per game away from home, while allowing 3.9 runs.

San Francisco has gone 16-11 at Oracle Park this season, averaging 4.4 runs per game while surrendering 4.4. In the last 10 games at Oracle Park between the teams, San Francisco is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 5.1-4.5.


The Pirates are second in the NL Central, one games behind the division-leading Brewers. The Giants are third in the NL West, four games behind the Dodgers.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

SF Giants (-145)

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