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A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday when they battle the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park.
The Pirates will give the ball to starter Gerrit Cole in this one. Righthander Cole is 6-5 this season with a 3.88 ERA.
It'll be Ian Kennedy toeing the rubber for the Padres in this contest. Righthander Kennedy is 4-9 with a 5.12 ERA so far this season.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was an 8-1 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
San Diego has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 74-51 SU
San Diego: 56-70 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego's last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Diego is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Thursday, August 22
San Diego home to Chi Cubs, Friday, August 23