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Padres open as moneyline underdog vs Pirates

San Diego PadresPittsburgh Pirates
Sep 18, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Padres arrive at PNC Park on Wednesday.

The Pirates will rely on Charlie Morton to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tyson Ross will be his counterpart for the Padres. Charlie Morton is 7-4 this season, and Tyson Ross is 3-5.

View San Diego vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as $CARBON-LINK$ had set the Pirates as -159 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at $BODOG-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Padres odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Diego is at No. 15 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Padres batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's National League No. 13-rated defense.

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.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Padres at Pirates trends to consider:
San Diego is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
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 OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing at home against San Diego
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

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