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San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (50-52) at San Diego Padres (45-57)

MLB Baseball: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

Chad Kuhl (3-7) (4.92) vs. Dinelson Lamet (4-4) (5.92)

The Line: San Diego Padres -109 / Pittsburgh Pirates -101 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSD, ATPT

The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres meet Friday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Pirates have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last six games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost four of their last five games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Harrison leads the Pirates with 106 hits and 33 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer have combined for 192 hits and 104 RBI. Chad Kuhl gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 4.92 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. This will be Kuhl’s second career game against the Padres. 

San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Padres have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 13 of their last 14 games. The San Diego Padres have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads the padres with 93 hits and 49 RBI while Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot have combined for 157 hits and 66 RBI. Dinelson Lamet gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 5.92 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. This will be Lamet’s first career game against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 3-8 in Kuhls last 11 road starts and 6-13 in Kuhls last 19 starts. The Padres are 4-1 in Lamets last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record and 15-7 in their last 22 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings in San Diego.

The Pirates are back to their losing ways and continue to struggle with their pitching, and they haven't had much success with Kuhl on the hill. The Padres have been hit or miss as well, but they've been killing it offensively in the second half and have found ways to beat losing teams. I'm going to ride San Diego in this contest because of how the offense has been so consistent since the all-star break.

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