Pirates vs Padres Prediction - MLB Picks 7/24/23

San Diego Padres (48-52) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (43-56)

Game Info: Monday, July 24, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Petco Park)

Yu Darvish (7-6) (4.36) vs Rich Hill (7-9) (4.92)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -235 / Pittsburgh Pirates +210 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Diego Padres will host the Pittsburgh Pirates for game one of their three-game set this Monday from Petco Park.

Pirates Betting Preview

Pittsburgh comes in at 43-56 after dropping two of three LAA. The Pittsburgh offense is scoring 4.11 runs per game, while batting .243, with a .321 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.34 ERA, with a 1.39 WHIP. Bryan Reynolds collected multiple hits in the game two victory, and he’s leading the Pirates in hits (83), with 46 RBI. Carlos Santana doubled and brought in a run against the Angels, and he’s posting a line of .228/9/46. Jack Suwinski homered in the game one loss, and he’s first on the team in home runs (20) and RBI (51). 

Quinn Priester (0-1, 11.81 ERA, 2 Ks) will get the ball for Pittsburgh. This will mark the second career start for the first-year pitcher, and he’ll look to clean up on a messy debut versus Cleveland, which saw him allow seven earned runs in 5.2 innings. 

Padres Betting Preview

San Diego moved to 48-52 after taking two of three from Detroit.. The San Diego offense is scoring 4.31 runs per game, while batting .228, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.76 ERA, with a 1.23 WHIP. Juan Soto powered the game one victory with a pair of homers, and he leads the Pads in home runs (19) and RBI (57). Fernando Tatis brings a five-game hit streak into this matchup, and he leads the Pads in batting (.284) and hits (93), with 17 home runs and 49 RBI. Manny Machado has recorded a bit in six of the last nine games, and he’s posting splits of .255/18/54. 

Yu Darvish (7-6, 4.36 ERA, 85 Ks) will get the start for San Diego. The veteran pitcher put together another strong outing in Toronto last week, striking out seven over six scoreless frames to earn his seven win of the season. Darvish has come back from the break in style with a pair of shutout performances, and he has a good chance to keep things going here at home. 

Pittsburgh vs Anaheim Trends

Pittsburgh is 45-53 against the spread this season, with a 50-44-4 O/U record. LA Angels are 46-53 ATS this year, with a 47-45-7 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

San Diego has responded to being swept by Philly by winning four of their last six games, and I think they get revenge against PA here in this series. Pittsburgh it’s going in the wrong direction right now, while the Pads are looking to make a postseason push. Look for San Diego to capitalize this week with another strong series that should kick off with a victory Monday, as their big three will get to face a raw rookie pitcher. Back SD for game one.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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