The Padres have started the season much better than expected and gamblers who bet on MLB action have not gotten a handle on them yet. Pittsburgh on the other hand looks like they are in for another long season.
MLB betting statistics definitely support San Diego in this Friday night matchup. The Padres have won 15 of the last 20 games against the Pirates as MLB betting stats indicate. San Diego is 8-2 in the last ten games at home against the Bucs as MLB betting numbers show. What is surprising with that MLB betting statistics is that the Pirates actually won two of the three games at San Diego last year. That tells you just how bad the Padres were a year ago.
Pittsburgh has started the season pitching better than most gamblers who bet on MLB lines thought they would. Zach Duke has started strongly and a number of other young pitchers have shown some promise. The Pirates offense has not done much early in the season and that could be an issue in this MLB betting series against the Padres considering that runs can sometimes be tough to come by at Petco Park.
San Diego has done a lot of things right early in the season. Their pitching has been better than expected and their offense has not been horrible. Most gamblers that bet on MLB action were looking to go against San Diego on a regular basis this season but they have had to rethink that idea. The Padres have shown the ability to win on the road and at home. MLB betting odds are still undervaluing San Diego and that might not change considering San Diego has only a couple of players that are readily recognizable in Jake Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez.
The Padres are happy to be home after completing a 9-game road trip. The Pirates on the other hand are just starting out on a six-game road trip as MLB betting scheduling info shows.
MLB betting action on the total is somewhat tough to predict. The Padres and Pirates have gone under the MLB betting total in 11of their last 20 meetings with one push. The MLB betting over/under leans the under at 5-4-1 in the last ten games at San Diego.
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