San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates odds, tips and betting trends | May 29

At PETCO Park on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates (19-26) meet the San Diego Padres (29-17), with first pitch at 4:10 PM ET.

The Padres are a home favorite (-206) against the Pirates (+174). The Padres will start MacKenzie Gore (3-1) against the Pirates and Roansy Contreras (1-0).

These squads play again after the Pirates’ 4-2 victory over the Padres yesterday. Anthony Banda (1.0 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K) earned the win for the Pirates. Ke’Bryan Hayes went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the team on offense. Taylor Rogers (1.0 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 3 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Padres.

Ahead of the Padres vs. Pirates matchup, here is what you need to prepare for Sunday’s baseball action.

San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Padres (-206, bet $206 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Pirates (+174, bet $100 to win $174)
  • Over/under: 7.5

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Padres Stats and Trends

Padres Betting Records

  • The Padres have won 20, or 64.5%, of the 31 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • San Diego has a record of 2-1 when favored by -206 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Padres have a 67.3% chance to win.
  • So far this season, San Diego and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of their 47 games with a total.
  • The Padres are 24-23-0 against the spread this season.

MacKenzie Gore (Padres Probable Starter)

  • The Padres will hand the ball to Gore (3-1) for his seventh start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed six innings while giving up one earned run on three hits in a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 23-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with a 2.06 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .228.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • In six starts this season, Gore has lasted five or more innings six times, with an average of 5.0 innings per appearance.
  • The Pirates are batting .223 this season, 27th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .352 (27th in the league) with 36 home runs.

Padres Batting Stats

  • The Padres have hit just 33 homers this season, which ranks 27th in the league.
  • Hitters for the Padres combine to rank 26th in MLB with a slugging percentage of only .354 this season.
  • San Diego’s .232 batting average ranks 21st in the league this season.
  • The Padres have scored the 13th-most runs in the league this season with 196 (4.3 per game).
  • San Diego has an OBP of .315 this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.
  • The Padres are ranked 14th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.

Pirates Stats and Trends

Pirates Betting Records

  • The Pirates have come away with 13 wins in the 34 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 3-4 when favored by +174 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 36.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Pittsburgh and their opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 45 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Pirates are 22-23-0 against the spread in their 45 games that had a posted line this season.

Roansy Contreras (Pirates Probable Starter)

  • Contreras (1-0) starts for the Pirates, his second of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, when he tossed five scoreless innings while giving up three hits.
  • In four appearances this season, he has compiled a 2.13 ERA and averages 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .156 against him.
  • He will face a Padres offense that ranks 13th in the league with 196 total runs scored while batting .232 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .354 slugging percentage (26th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 33 home runs (27th in the league).

Pirates Batting Stats

  • The Pirates rank 25th in MLB play with 36 home runs. They average 0.8 per game.
  • So far this year, the Pirates have the fourth-lowest slugging percentage in the league (.352).
  • Pittsburgh’s .223 batting average ranks 27th in the league.
  • The Pirates score the second-fewest runs in baseball (153 total, 3.4 per game).
  • Pittsburgh is 26th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .295.
  • The Pirates strike out 8.8 times per game to rank 20th in baseball.

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Padres vs. Pirates: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Sunday, May 29, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: PETCO Park
  • TV Channel: ATT Sportsnet Pittsburgh
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

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