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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the San Diego Padres Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The San Diego Padres will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade PETCO Park on Friday.

Francisco Liriano gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday; he's 2-4 on the season. The San Diego Padres, meanwhile, will counter with James Shields, who will be looking to improve on his 6-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the San Diego Padres as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.1 win for the Pirates. A 5.2-3.1 result in favor of the Pirates is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The San Diego Padres sport a record of 23-26 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 25-22 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked San Diego Padres and the No. 4-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the San Diego Padres and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.29 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.26 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and San Diego has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ian Kennedy and the Padres 11-5 on Thursday at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing San Diego
  • San Diego is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 9 games
  • San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego's last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at San Diego, Saturday, May 30th