Free MLB Pick: Padres vs. Pirates Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Time: 6:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Chad Kuhl
MLB Moneyline Odds: Padres -220 | Pirates +202
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-129)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
I know the media loves to tear things down but it is nice to see the Padres get off to a good start after winning the offseason. They have seven wins in their first 10 games.
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Fernando Tatis Jr. is hurt so it has not been all unicorns and rainbows for the Padres. They did just sweep the Rangers though and have won two of three series so far. The offense has been light so far but they have the best team ERA in the Majors and the talent to sustain it.
Blake Snell should thrive in the NL. Sure there might be some short starts but his K numbers should spike this season. So far so good this season, 16Ks in 9 innings over two starts. This is a great spot to back him too.
Through ten games the Padres have five wins from relievers. That is not ideal but it is not because the group is giving up leads. They are third in the Majors in bullpen WAR.
So far this season the Pirates have been able to beat the Cubs, they just haven’t been able to beat anyone else. This is going to be a tough series. Right now Bryan Reynolds might be the only reliable bat they have.
Chad Kuhl was the opening day starter for the Bucs, so at least he has that going for him. He has only seven innings pitched through a couple of starts and even though he has only given up three hits, eight bases on balls have killed him. Against an explosive team like San Diego that might sink him quickly.
The supporting bullpen is just league average so the Pirates need more from their starters. The group is not getting many leads to work with.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Padres are 9-1 in their last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Pirates are 10-1 in their last 11 vs. National League West.
- Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
- Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Free San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
This whole series is likely to be run-line plays on the Padres. The gap between these teams is pretty significant, especially for this game.
Taking RL is more comfortable with road faves because they still get the nine at bats to put runs on the board which the Padres should do here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres run line
Pittsburgh has gathered a few units against the Cubs but this is a much tougher matchup.
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