Pirates vs. Padres Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres 6/30/18, Prediction & Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates doubled up the host San Diego Padres last night to win the opener of a three-game series. Will San Diego turn the tables tonight to even the series at one game each?

Game Snapshot

963 Pittsburgh Pirates at 964 San Diego Padres

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Petco Park at 10:10PM ET

TV: FSSD (SD)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Padres are -118 favorite to win on the moneyllne. The Pirates are +108 underdogs, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 51 percent of public bets are being placed on host San Diego. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Four-run second sparks Pittsburgh

The Pirates already held a 1-0 lead going to the second inning and then tacked on four more runs en route to a 6-3 victory. Josh Bell helped pace the Pittsburgh offense as he went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Josh Harrison was 2-for-4 and scored a run. Gregory Polanco ended the night 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jordy Mercer finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Jos Musgrove threw seven shutout innings as he allowed seven hits while striking out five and walking two.

Hosmer has three-hit night

Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer finished 3-for-5 and scored a run in Friday night's defeat. Wil Myers finished 2-for-5 with a run. Hunter Renfroe was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI off the bench. Eric Lauer suffered the loss as he gave up six runs (three earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts and no walks over five innings. 

Trevor Williams (6-5, 4.03 ERA) will start for Pittsburgh, while San Diego counters with Joey Lucchesi (3-3, 3.57).

MLB Betting Trends

Pittsburgh

The under is 8-3 in Williams' last 11 road starts. The under is 18-6-2 in the Pirates' last 26 Saturday games.

San Diego

The Padres are 2-10 in their last 12 overall. The over is 8-2 in the last 10 San Diego home games.

Prediction:

The Padres are an identical 18-24 home and away, so throw out the home field advantage for the most part. Williams isn't a great pitcher by any means, but he gets a ballpark boost here against a poor offense I'm going to take Williams and the Pirates to get a second straight win here.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +108

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