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Pirates face San Diego Padres: MLB odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
Aug 21, 6:40 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Odds

74-51TEAM RECORD56-70

Baseball bettors look for value at PETCO Park on Wednesday as host San Diego battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.

San Diego hands the ball to starter Ian Kennedy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-9 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole, who will try to quiet the fans and the Padres bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Padres as +109 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-rated Padres and the league No. 6-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, almost the same as Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

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 got the job done in their last match in an 8-1 victory over San Diego on Tuesday at PETCO Park behind starter A.J. Burnett.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
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 Padres Trends:
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 Pirates at Padres 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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Thursday, August 22
San Diego home to Chi Cubs, Friday, August 23