Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs Padres Odds
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(7-7) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres (5-9)
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park San Diego, California.
Projected Pitchers: Jake Locke vs. Drew Pomeranz
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +100 / Padres -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 -230 / Padres -1.5 +190
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Padres have won 2 of their last 3 games including taking the first game of this series last night. In that game the Pirates had their modest 2-game winning streak snapped.
While the Padres won they are still at the bottom of the NL West, but only 3 games back of the division leading L.A. Dodgers.
The Pirates are in 2nd place in the NL Central 4 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
In yesterday’s game the Padres beat the Pirates 5-4.
The Pirates rank 10th in the Majors in runs scored and had totaled 14 runs in their 2 game winning streak before scoring 4 last night in the loss.
They rank 17th in team ERA, which is in the middle of the pack, but they rank dead last in allowing 69 walks.
Jake Locke (0-1 2.53 ERA) goes for the Pirates and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in only 4 innings in a 8-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. He was yanked early in that game, as he walked 7 batters, which is most by a pitching in a game this season.
Locke is 0-2 with an ERA of 10.00 in 2 games facing the Padres. He has had little luck facing teams from the NL West going 1-9 with an ERA of 6.62 in 16 starts and is 0-6 facing teams from the division on the road.
The Pirates are only 1-4 in their last 5 road games with Locke on the hill.
The Pirates are 3-3 on the road this season.
San Diego Padres
The Padres rank 17th in the Majors in runs scored and their pitching has been the main issue only ranking 24th in team ERA.
Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) gets the start tonight for the Padres and in his last outing he gave up 2 runs in 6 innings in a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Tonight will be Pomeranz’s first home start for the Padres, after coming over in a trade with the Oakland A’s, and also his first career start against the Pirates.
The Padres got only their 2nd home win of the season in yesterday’s game (2-5).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 10-4 in their last 14 road games.
- Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Pirates have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
- Padres are 17-35 in their last 52 overall.
- Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Padres are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Pomeranz was decent in his last outing and he will have another good start, as the Padres will win their 2nd straight with a win in this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
The total for yesterday’s game went Over and look for that to happen again tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 6 – Pittsburgh 5
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