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Pittsburgh Sends A.J. Burnett vs James Shields in San Diego Padres vs Pirates Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the San Diego Padres pay a visit to PNC Park.

It's a pitching duel between A.J. Burnett for the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-3 on the year) and James Shields for San Diego Padres (7-3 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -143 at BetOnline for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-2.6 victory for the Pirates. 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 bring a 47-34 record to the battle against the 39-45 Padres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs San Diego injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 10 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the San Diego Padres, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4.05 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 line up of the San Diego Padres at 4 runs per outing.

Defensively, San Diego features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.39 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Diego suffered a 3-1 loss against St. Louis on Sunday, as I Kennedy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Salazar and the Indians 5-3 on Sunday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 7th