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Moneyline Favors Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Battle with San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade PETCO Park on Thursday.

The San Diego Padres will rely on James Shields to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Gerrit Cole will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. James Shields is 0-2 this season, and Gerrit Cole is 0-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the San Diego Padres as 133 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 6.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-4.3 win for the Pirates on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Padres bring a 6-9 record to the battle against the 7-8 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 28-rated San Diego Padres and the league No. 19-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up San Diego Padres No. 16 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The San Diego Padres have been averaging 8.27 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (9.93 hits on average).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.29 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 2.88 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by D Pomeranz in their last outing, a 8-2 setback against San Diego at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • San Diego is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
  • San Diego is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Arizona, Friday, April 22nd
San Diego home to St. Louis, Friday, April 22nd

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