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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Padres at San Diego

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
May 4, 6:35 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Odds

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

The Padres will rely on Clayton Richard to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kevin Correia will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Clayton Richard is 1-2 this season, and Kevin Correia is 4-2.

View Pittsburgh vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Padres) and the No. 16 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 3.1 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Padres have averaged 7.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).

San Diego owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Padres. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to San Diego on Tuesday at PETCO Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing San Diego are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 1-9

A few Pirates at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Pittsburgh is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Diego is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Friday, May 6
San Diego home to Arizona, Friday, May 6