San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates - 4/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates - 4/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Meg Vogel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) vs San Diego Padres (12-7)

Game Info: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Zach Thompson (0-2) (10.80) vs Yu Darvish (1-1) (4.43)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +130 / San Diego Padres -175 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park. 

The Padres come into this game with a 13-7 record overall and they have won three games in a row against the Cincinnati Reds. On Wednesday, it was the offense that was the difference scoring seven runs and that led to the victory. Jurickson Profar has been the top player for the Padres hitting five home runs and driving in 15 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pittsburgh Pirates who sit with an 8-11 record overall and they were swept in the last series against the Milwaukee Brewers. During the last two games, the Pirates only scored three runs, and that led to the losses. All season, the Pirates offense has been an issue, and they need to find a way to get more offense going here. Michael Chavis has been the best offensive player hitting two home runs and driving in eight RBIs. 

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Getting the start for the Padres will be Yu Darvish and he sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 4.43. In his last start against the Dodgers he went six innings giving up only one hit and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Pirates is Zach Thompson who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 10.80. In his last start against the Cubs he went two innings giving up nine hits and nine runs. 

The Padres are 5-0 in their last five games against the National League Central. The Padres are 0-11 in Darvish’s last 11 road starts. The under is 9-1-1 in the Padres last 11 games on Friday. The over is 5-1 in Darvish’s last six starts against a team with a losing record. 

Yu Darvish looked quite impressive in his last start against the Dodgers giving up only one hit. In this game look for Darvish to have a repeat of that performance and that will be the difference here. The Padres scored seven runs on Thursday and they will get close to that number on Friday night. Back the Padres on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick Padres -1.5

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