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Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Betting Matchup Report


San Diego Padres

Pittsburgh Pirates
71-80 September 19, 2013, 12:35 PM | PNC Park 87-65



Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the San Diego Padres pay a visit to PNC Park.

For the Pirates, Gerrit Cole gets the ball, charged with keeping the Padres hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ian Kennedy, 6-9 on the year.

View San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Those going with the Pirates in this one found them listed as moneyline Favorite of -160 at TopBet for Thursday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

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 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +155 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Padres enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Tyson Ross throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at PNC Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 24 ranking for hits at 8.28 per game. By contrast, the Padres are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.38 per game.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 3.84 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 13-1-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-13-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against San Diego
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
San Diego at Los Angeles, Friday, September 20th
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Friday, September 20th

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