Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Thursday May 28th, 2015. At 10:10 PM EST.
The (25-22) Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League Central Division will make the trip to the city by “MEXICAN BORDER”. For the start of a four-game set. Pittsburgh will play the (22-25) San Diego Padres of the National League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Petco Park in sunny San Diego, California. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to “FLEX THEIR MUSCLE” in the 2015 MLB landscape. San Diego has taken a step back after a great first month of the season. The opening betting line has San Diego as a +100 home underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 6′ runs for Thursday’s game.
The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates have won six baseball games in a row. The Pirates beat Miami 5-2 to complete the home sweep on May 27th. Pittsburgh is Third in the NL Central, five and a half games out of first place. Pittsburgh is 9-13 their last twenty-two away from the “STEEL CITY”. Left Fielder Starling Marte leads the team with a .278 batting average, has nine home runs, thirty-one RBI’S and forty-seven hits. Superstar Center Fielder Andrew McCutchen has a team-best .358 on-base percentage. Pittsburgh a .249 team batting average. Pirates pitching have given up twenty-nine home runs in the first two months of the 2015 season. Pittsburgh returns to “WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA” on Monday June 8th for a six-game homestand. The betting odds under the total are 8-2 Pittsburgh last ten MLB games on the road. The betting odds under the total are 8-3 the Pirates last eleven as a betting odds favorite. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-3 their last ten MLB Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven. The Pittsburgh Pirates will have Right Hander A.J. Burnett, who is (4-1) with a 1.37 ERA to the mound for game one of the series. The Little Rock, Arkansas native pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and a run in his last start on May 23rd, an 8-2 home win against the Mets. Pittsburgh is 16-40 the last fifty-six meetings between the teams. “THE PADRES HAVE PITTSBURGH NUMBER.” Bovada.Lv has the Pittsburgh Pirates at 30/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series Championship.
The 2015 San Diego Padres have won tow of three. The Padres play the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday May 27th in the series finale. San Diego is third in the Division, seven games out of first place. The Padres are 11-12 at home this season. Left Fielder Justin Upton leads the team at the plate in all five major offensive categories. The Padres have a .381 slugging percentage as a team. The San Diego pitching rotation has given up a whopping sixty-two home runs through the first two months. San Diego goes on the road for seven baseball games on Friday June 5th starting in Cincinnati. Right Fielder Wil Myers is on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury. First Baseman Yonder Alonso has been out of the lineup for three weeks with a bad shoulder. San Diego is 2-7 their last nine MLB contests as a betting odds underdog. The Padres are 3-8 their last eleven on grass. The San Diego Padres are 3-7 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven times. Right, Hander Ian Kennedy, who is (2-4) with a 6.11 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’0″ 190 pound USC product pitched six innings, giving up six hits and two runs his last start a 2-0 loss in Los Angeles on May 23rd. The San Diego Padres are 12/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.