Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres - 5/29/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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San Diego Padres (29-16) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (18-26)

Game Info: Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

MacKenzie Gore (3-1) (2.06) vs Roansy Contreras (0-0) (2.13)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -196 / Pittsburgh Pirates +145 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsubrgh Pirates and San Diego Padres face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. On Friday night it was the Padres that needed a late-inning rally to secure the 4-3 victory. 

The Pirates haven’t had a good season, but at times they have shown flashes of being competitive, and in each of the first two games of this series that has been the case. The Pirates offense hasn’t been great so when they find success it needs to be the pitching that is good. Ben Gamel has been the top offensive player hitting three home runs and driving in 17 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Padres who headed into Saturday’s game with a 29-16 record overall. The Padres offense has been good this season, but even more impressive has been the pitching. The Padres are giving up only 3.71 runs per game which is 5th best in baseball. On offense, the Padres are led by Manny Machado who has hit eight home runs and driven in 27 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Pirates is Roansy Contreras and he sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 2.13. 

On the mound for the Padres is MacKenzie Gore who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.06. In his last start against the San Francisco Giants, he went six innings giving up three hits and one run. 

The Padres are 4-0 in their last four games on Sunday. The Pirates are 10-41 in their last 51 games during game 3 of a series. The under is 4-0-2 in the Pirates last six road games against a right handed starter. 

I expect runs are going to be very hard to come by for both teams. Gore is coming off a start where he gave up only one run. Contreras has been strong this season sitting with an ERA of 2.13. The Pirates offense is nearly last in baseball in terms of runs scored per game. Look for this game to be very low-scoring, and the under is going to cash.

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