Pirates at Padres - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (25-23) at San Diego Padres (24-26)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 9:10 pm (PETCO Park)
J Locke (3-2) (4.70) vs. O Despaigne (2-3) (5.22)
The Line: San Diego Padres -110 / Pittsburgh Pirates +100 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-SD
The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres end a four-game series Sunday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Pirates have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Pirates have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 49 hits and 34 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez have combined for 55 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last six road games. Jeff Locke gets the nod, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.70 ERA and three 42 this season. This will be Locke's second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Padres have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 55 hits and 37 RBI while Derek Norris and Matt Kemp have combined for 58 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last seven home games. Odrisamer Despaigne takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.23 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Despaigne's first career game against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Padres are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 5-2 in Despaignes last 7 home starts. The Pirates are 17-41 in the last 58 meetings.
The Pirates are on fire, and I have more confidence in Locke than I do Despaigne. I'll take the hotter team and the even money.