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MLB betting line favors Pirates over Padres

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Aug 11, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting San Diego Padres on Saturday.

Jason Marquis, with a record of 7-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Padres, while the Pirates trot AJ Burnett to the mound in this one. He is 14-3 so far in 2012.

View San Diego vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -175 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 13-rated Padres in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Padres rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's National League No. 9-rated defense.

San Diego was a 9-8 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors. The Padres enjoyed a 9-8 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Friday, with Edinson Volquez throwing 3 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing San Diego are 2-8
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Padres at Pirates trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
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 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
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Diego at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 12

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