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San Diego Padres Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres battle on Thursday at PETCO Park as the Padres try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

It's a pitching duel between Ian Kennedy for the San Diego Padres (2-4 on the year) and A.J. Burnett for Pittsburgh Pirates (4-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

San Diego was a 104 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 6.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5-3.1 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

San Diego (23-25) will face the 24-22 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the San Diego Padres rated this week at No. 27 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.52 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.57 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.18 runs per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4.13 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Wednesday, with Gerrit Cole throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

San Diego got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Angel Stadium behind starter Andrew Cashner.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • San Diego is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games
  • San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at San Diego, Friday, May 29th