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2018 MLB Season
(17-27) San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-17)
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Tyson Ross vs. Ivan Nova
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -123 | Padres +113
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Ross was able to put in a quality start in his last outing that came against the St. Louis Cardinals. He went six innings giving up just one earned and three hits while he struck out seven and walked two. Ross now has five quality starts on the year.
Ross’ stat line is looking solid as he owns a 10.01 K/9, 3.40 BB/9, 0.76 HR/9, 3.40 ERA and 3.27 FIP. As always, his health has been his biggest enemy, and although he’s due for a little regression (.270 BABIP), you’ve got to like what you’ve seen from Ross thus far.
San Diego has been average in the last week winning three of their six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .233/.302/.361 to go with 16 extra-base hits and 18 RBI.
Nova put in a shaky start in his most recent outing against the San Francisco Giants as he was tagged with his third loss of the season. He went 5.2 innings giving up eight hits and four earned runs while he struck out two and walked none.
In his past three starts, Nova has accumulated just 12.1 innings while giving up 25 hits, 14 earned runs, and four home runs. It’s been a struggle, but it’s good to see he’s still limiting the free bases giving up just four walks in that span. Limiting the long ball will greatly benefit Nova.
Pittsburgh continues to play winning baseball as they’ve won four of their five matchups in the last week. In that time their lineup has been hot slashing .277/.376/.528 to go with 24 extra-base hits and 27 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- SD are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Pittsburgh.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Under is 10-4-1 in SD last 15 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in SD last 8 overall.
- PIT are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- PIT are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
Free San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh cruises to victory at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Pirates -123 & Pirates -1.5
I expect a bounce-back performance for Nova at home against a containable San Diego lineup, while Ross will be facing a solid hitting lineup that should be able to peg him for some runs. Back this Pittsburgh squad who has gone 14-6 at home this season.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 5 – Padres 3
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