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San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The San Diego Padres and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Padres will give the ball to starter Eric Lauer in this one. Left hander Lauer is 1-2 this season with a 8.27 ERA.

It'll be Chad Kuhl toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Right hander Kuhl is 4-2 with a 4.17 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Pirates as -150-moneyline favorites versus the Padres, while the game's total opened at 8.5.

The Pirates were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Padres at -103 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

San Diego:
Team record: 17-27 SU
San Diego is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Team record: 25-17 SU
Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
San Diego at Pittsburgh Friday, May 18