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James McDonald out to silence Padres bats in MLB contest

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Aug 10, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The San Diego Padres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Friday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Edinson Volquez for the Padres on the hill facing James McDonald for the Pirates. Volquez brings a 7-8 mark to the game, while McDonald is 10-5 to date on the season.

View San Diego vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pirates as -145 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Padres taking on the National League's No. 12-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 10 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Padres defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Padres have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Padres were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at -139 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. San Diego threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Clayton Richard to defeat Chicago 2-0 on Wednesday.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-3 loser at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Wandy Rodriguez's start, as they lost 6-3 against Arizona on Thursday at PNC Park.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Padres at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
Pittsburgh is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home

Next up:
San Diego at Pittsburgh, Saturday, August 11

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