San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates - 4/15/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates - 4/15/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (5-7) vs San Diego Padres (8-5)

Game Info: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (1-1) (4.50) vs Chris Paddack (0-1) (5.62)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +170 / San Diego Padres -185 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the San Diego Padres in the final game of a four-game set on Thursday. The Padres will look to get out with a split after losing the last two.

Pittsburgh won on Wednesday 5-1 thanks to a great performance on the mound. Tyler Anderson went 5.1 innings in the start, allowing 1 run on 4 hits. The bullpen pitched 3.2 scoreless innings with just 2 hits allowed.  From the dish they had 9 hits but were just 3-15 with runners in scoring position. Gregory Polanco hit a solo shot in the 2nd for his first home run of the season. To start the year, the Pirates have a .241 team batting average with 10 home runs. Phillip Evans leads the team with a .342 batting average and 3 home runs.

Starting for the Pirates on Thursday will be righty Mitch Keller. To start the season, he is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 11 strikeouts. This will be the first time he has faced this Padres lineup.

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The Padres lost for the second straight game on Thursday. They only had 6 hits in the game, and were 1-7 with runners in scoring position. Tommy Pham drove in their only run with a single in the 6th inning. To start the season, the Padres have a .250 team batting average with 14 home runs. Wil Myers leads the team with a .333 batting average, 3 home runs and 11 RBI.

Getting the start for San Diego will be righty Chris Paddock. In two starts he is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6 strikeouts. In his career he has faced a handful of these Pirates, giving up 4 hits in 11 at bats.

The Padres are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 5-5 on the run line, and the under is 7-3.

The Pirates are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 5-5 on the run line, and the over is 5-4-1.

The Pirates have been on a nice run following their 6-game losing streak. They have now won 4 of 5 games and will be starting their top arm on Thursday. Keller had a solid outing against the Cubs in his last start, and will have the benefit of seeing this Padres lineup for the first time in his career. The Padres are the better team, but the Pirates have a great chance here and provide great value as the home dogs. Give me Pittsburgh to win.

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Joe’s Pick Pittsburgh Pirates +170

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