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Pittsburgh Pirates Host San Diego Padres in MLB Baseball Betting Action

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

It's a pitching duel between Jameson Taillon for the Pittsburgh Pirates (2-2 on the year) and Christian Friedrich for San Diego Padres (4-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting San Diego Padres before the first pitch in this match found them as 183 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.4 result in favor of the Padres. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

56-55 Pittsburgh battles the Padres, currently with a 49-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Diego injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres odds would favor the Padres if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Diego is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a San Diego Padres defense that ranks No. 26 at 4.81 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.76 hits per game so far, more than San Diego Padres batters have averaged on the year (8.21 hits per game).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Padres didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Pittsburgh 4-0 on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • San Diego is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at New York, Friday, August 12th
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Friday, August 12th

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