San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

San Diego Padres

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:35 PM ET
PNC Park

The San Diego Padres pay a visit to Pittsburgh on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball betting action at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh 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 San Diego Padres. Charlie Morton is 5-10 this season, and Tyson Ross is 10-10.

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -123 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-3.5 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (62-54) will face the 53-62 Padres in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Diego injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the San Diego Padres, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.21 runs per game, against a San Diego Padres offense rated No. 30 and scoring 3.18 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.83 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (7.31 per nine innings).

Defensively, San Diego features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.81 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.47 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at +160 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park behind starter Eric Stults.

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

San Diego is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
Pittsburgh is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing San Diego

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to Colorado, Monday, August 11th
Pittsburgh home to Detroit, Monday, August 11th