Pirates vs. Padres - 7/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (39-44) at Pittsburgh Pirates (46-34)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
J Shields (7-3) (4.14) vs. A Burnett (7-3) (2.05)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -143 / San Diego Padres +133 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, ROOT-PIT
The San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Monday night.
The San Diego Padres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Padres have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Padres have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 79 hits and 46 RBI while Derek Norris and Matt Kemp have combined for 87 RBI. The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last eight road games. James Shields gets the ball, and he’s 7-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. This will be Shields’ second career game against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Pirates have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Harrison and Starling Marte have combined for 170 hits and 70 RBI while Andrew McCutchen has 51 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won four of their last six home games. A.J. Burnett takes the hill, and he’s 7-3 with a 2.05 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Burnett is 4-7 with a 4.38 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League Central and 0-5 in Shields' last 5 starts. The Pirates are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. National League West and 8-3 in Burnetts last 11 starts. The Padres are 36-16 in the last 52 meetings in Pittsburgh and 42-18 in the last 60 meetings overall.
The Pirates continue to string together win after win, and Burnett has turned back the clock on his career. I like Pittsburgh to remain hot and get another W.