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San Diego favored by -105 against Pittsburgh on Monday

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Aug 20, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Odds

67-54TEAM RECORD53-70

Pittsburgh pays a visit to San Diego on Monday, hoping to shut down the Padres bats in baseball action at PETCO Park.

Kevin Correia, with a record of 9-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates, while the Padres trot Edinson Volquez to the mound in this one. He is 7-9 so far in 2012.

View Pittsburgh vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, San Diego sat as -105 favorites. The total was set at 6.5.

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

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating St. Louis 6-3 in extra innings at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, San Diego was a 7-1 winner at home against the Giants. Bettors on San Diego at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. San Diego rolled to a 7-1 win against San Francisco on Sunday, as Clayton Richard and the Padres' bats led the team to victory at PETCO Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing San Diego
Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
San Diego is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at San Diego, Tuesday, August 21

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