Pirates vs. Padres Sunday Prediction
With another win on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates will have taken three of four against the Padres in San Diego. Listed as a slight underdog, will the Bucs win their three straight at Petco Park today at 4:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 19, 2019
4:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park, San Diego, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 60% of the betting tickets are on the Padres to beat the Pirates on the moneyline.
Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Spin
Josh Bell homered twice and collected four RBI to power the Pirates to a 7-2 win over the Padres on Saturday. Bell kicked off the scoring with a towering solo homer off Padres’ starter Nick Margevicius in the second inning and followed it up with a three-run tater in the third. He capped off an impressive three-hit performance with a single in the seventh and also walked in the ninth. The 26-year-old slugger has left the yard eight times in 16 games this month and is up to 14 round-trippers on the season. He’s rapidly evolving into an elite four-category fantasy stud, hitting .333/.402/.704 with 30 runs scored and 43 RBI across 184 plate appearances.
San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in the Padres' loss to the Pirates on Saturday. Machado put the Padres on the board with an RBI single off Pirates' reliever Steven Brault in the third inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. He also struck out twice. The entire Padres' offense looked out of sorts, managing only eight hits combined, including only two extra-base hits, in this one. The 26-year-old superstar shortstop is hitting .268/.347/.464 with 23 runs scored, nine homers, 24 RBI and one steal in 190 plate appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are just 2-12 in Joe Musgrove’s last 14 outings coming off a quality start in his last appearance.
The Padres are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games after scoring two runs or fewer in their previous game.
The Pirates are now 5-2 in their last seven games played at Petco Park and are 4-1 in Musgrove’s last five starts coming off four days of rest. They’re also 8-2 in their last 10 road games versus a right-handed starter and have won four of five overall when facing a righty. On the other side, the Padres dropped to 1-5 in their last six games with that loss on Saturday and are just 1-4 in their last five games when facing a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -103