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(50-52) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres (45-57)
Date: Friday, July 28, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Travis Wood
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -110 / Pirates -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres +1.5 -180 / Pirates -1.5 +150
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Pirates have lost 2 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games. They are 4.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
The Padres have won their last 2 games, but they are well out of the playoff race 26 games out of first place in the NL West and many games out of the Wild Card.
In their last games the Padres beat the New York Mets 7-5 and the Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants 2-1.
This season the Pirates rank 23rd in the Majors in runs scored and 13th in team ERA.
In their last 5 games the Pirates have only totaled 10 runs in the 4 losses and 10 runs in the one win.
Chad Kuhl (3-7 4.92 ERA) gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings in his last start, which was a 7-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The Pirates had won his previous 3 starts where he gave up 5 earned runs.
This is Kuhl’s first start of the season against the Padres and his only career start facing them was last season when he gave up 2 runs in 6 innings in a San Diego win.
Kuhl has been better on the road this season than at home and in 10 road starts this season he is 2-3 with an ERA of 3.96.
The Pirates are only 6-13 in Kuhl’s last 19 starts overall and they have lost 8 of his last 11 road starts.
This season the Pirates are 23-29 on the road.
San Diego Padres
This season the Padres rank 23rd in the Majors in team ERA and dead last in runs scored.
While San Diego ranks last in the bigs in runs scored they have totaled 13 runs in winning their last 2 games.
In their win over the Mets in their last game the Padres scored their 7 runs on 10 hits and they scored four of their runs in the first 2 innings.
Travis Wood (1-3 6.91 ERA) makes his debut for the Padres after coming over in a recent trade with the Kansas City Royals.
Wood has lasted 4 innings in each of his last three appearances and in that span he gave up 12 earned runs.
Wood has 15 career starts and 30 career appearances against the Pirates and has gone 6-8 with an ERA of 4.10.
He was solid coming out of the bullpen this season with an ERA of only 1.64, but struggled in his last few outings as a starter.
In the last 8 games for San Diego their bullpen has been solid with an ERA of 2.08 in 30 innings.
This season the Padres are 26-25 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- Pirates are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Pirates are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. National League West.
- Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
Even though these teams have struggled to score runs this season in the last 7 games between them the Over record is 6-0-1 and that trend will continue.
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Wood has not enjoyed success as a starter this season, but the change of scenery in sunny San Diego will do him well. He will have a decent outing and while this will not be a pitcher’s duel he will help the Padres take this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: San Diego 6 – Pittsburgh 4
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