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San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
Date & Time Sunday May 19, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Petco Park
San Diego, California
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +100 / San Diego Padres -118 -- Over/Under: 8
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres meet Sunday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 51 hits and 39 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Frazier have combined for 81 hits and 24 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Musgrove’s first career game against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The Padres have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The San Diego Padres have lost their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 48 hits and 24 RBI while Manny Machado and Franmil Reyes have combined for 82 hits and 48 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Quantrill’s first career game against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games, 4-1 in Musgrove's last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 2-8 in Musgrove's last 10 road starts. The Padres are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League Central and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Padres last 5 Sunday games. The over is 11-4 in Pirates last 15 overall.

The San Diego Padres just can't catch a break due to a lack of offense and with the losses piling up, it's hard to back them in the favorite role. The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing some of their best ball of the season right now and Musgrove has been impressive for the most part. While Musgrove has been shaky in two of his last three starts, when he's been good, he's been really good, and that includes seven shutout innings in his last start on the road against Arizona. Musgrove has allowed two or less runs in six of his last nine games and is allowing a .209 batting average on the season. The Pirates and the even money feels like the right value play. 

Pittsburgh Pirates +100

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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