Charlie Morton Pirates at Home vs San Diego in MLB Clash


San Diego Padres

Pittsburgh Pirates
70-80 September 18, 2013, 07:05 PM | PNC Park 87-64



A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Diego duelling Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Tyson Ross gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Padres on this day; he's 3-8 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Charlie Morton, who will be looking to improve on his 7-4 mark.

View San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Pirates as -159 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 16 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Padres, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

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The Padres were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +170 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Padres grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Locke and the Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday at PNC Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 8.31 per game. By contrast, the Padres are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 3.85 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's No. 22-rated defense.

A few Padres at Pirates trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games when playing San Diego


Next up:
San Diego at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 19th
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