Pirates vs. Padres Prediction
The host San Diego Padres held on to edge the Pittsburgh Pirates last night to even the series at a game apiece. Will San Diego win again today to take the rubber game?
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Petco Park at 4:10PM ET
TV: FSSD (SD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a -112 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Padres are a +102 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Pittsburgh. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Myers leads way to win
Wil Myers had a strong night at the plate for the Padres yesterday as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Jose Pirela finished 2-for-3, while Freddy Galvis drove in the other run in the 4-3 victory. Joey Lucchesi picked up the win as he threw five shutout innings, giving up one hit while striking out five and walking four. Brad Hand gave up two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout in one inning of work, holding on for his 23rd save.
Polanco perfect at plate
Pittsburgh outfielder Gregory Polanco went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and an RBI in last night's defeat. Josh Bell was 1-for-3 with a walk. David Freese finished 2-for-4 with a double. Austin Meadows was 1-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI. Trevor Williams took the loss as he allowed four earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks over 4 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall. The under is 15-6-1 in the last 21 Pittsburgh Sunday games.
The Padres are 3-10 in their last 13 games overall. The under is 8-0 in the last eight San Diego games following a win.
Both pitchers are reliable, but I'm going to go with the hosts here. Ross has been the more consistent pitcher and loves pitching in his home stadium. I don't see the Pirates generating much offense against him and if he goes deep in the game, it will bode well for San Diego. Pittsburgh is struggling right now and I can't bet on it to win a road series.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: SAN DIEGO PADRES +102