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Pirates face San Diego Padres: MLB odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres
May 2, 10:05 PM | GrassPETCO Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the San Diego vs Pittsburgh battle on Monday at PETCO Park as the Padres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Padres will rely on Aaron Harang to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while James McDonald will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Aaron Harang is 4-1 this season, and James McDonald is 1-2.

View Pittsburgh vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Padres as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Padres sit at No. 16 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with San Diego’s No. 16 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +176 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ubaldo Jimenez and the Rockies 8-4 on Sunday at Coors Field.

The Padres were a 7-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Dustin Moseley chucked 7 shutout innings at the Dodgers in their last game, striking out 6 in a 7-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 1-9
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Pirates at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Diego is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at San Diego, Tuesday, May 3