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San Diego Padres Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting San Diego Padres on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 9-7 record into the contest. Dinelson Lamet gets the ball for the San Diego Padres; he's 5-4 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting San Diego Padres before the first pitch in this match found them as 185 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.2-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 53-56 heading into this matchup, while the San Diego Padres sit at 48-60 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Diego injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 23 (San Diego Padres) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 25-ranked scoring average of 4.27 runs per game, against a San Diego Padres offense rated No. 30 and scoring 3.81 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.44 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (7.77 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.27 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's No. 24-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Padres were saddled with a loss last time out in T Wood's start, as they lost 10-6 against Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Diego is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 6th