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Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres 5/5/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & Info

Game San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Wednesday May 5, 2021, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park Petco Park, San Diego, USA
Latest odds
SD -230 ; O/U 6.5
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The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Petco Park Wednesday night to take on the San Diego Padres.  Pittsburgh is 12-16 on the year after losing 5 games in a row including game 1 against the Padres. The Pirates have struggled offensively this season ranking 27th in the majors with 3.64 runs on 7.29 hits per game. Adam Frazier leads the team with a .291 batting average, while Colin Moran boasts team high19 RBI's.

The Pirates have struggled on the defensive end this year much like the offensive side. Pittsburgh allows 4.64 runs per game ranking 20th in the league. The Pirates will turn to JT Brubaker ( 2-2 2.63 ERA) Wednesday night on the road. Brubaker has had issues on the year allowing 23 hits resulting in 8 earned runs in 27.1 innings pitched on the year.

The San Diego Padres come into this game rolling after winning 7 of the last 10 games to improve to 17-13 on the year. San Diego is coming off a 2-0 win against the Pirates in which Manny Machado and Austin Nola lead the way with each driving in a run a piece.

San Diego is the 3rd ranked defensive team in the league allowing 3.43 run on 6.45 hits per game. The Padres pitching staff also ranks #1 in the MLB striking out 11.2 batters per game. Yu Darvish (3-1 2.13 ERA) will get the ball Wednesday for the Padres. Darvish has shined this year in San Diego allowing 9 runs on 23 hits in 38 innings of action this season.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Pirates are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games against the NL West
  • Pirates are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 Pirates road games 
  • Padres are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Total has gone UNDER in 13 of the last 16 Padres home games

Free MLB Pick:

San Diego Padres -1.5

The Padres have every advantage possible heading into this game and it will show from the opening pitch. San Diego is the hotter team, has the better offense, and the far better pitcher on the mound . Darvish has been great all year and will have no issue maneuvering through one of the worst offenses in the MLB as the Padres rough up a struggling Brubaker. Final Score Prediction, San Diego wins and covers run line 7-2.

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