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(955) San Diego vs. Pittsburgh (956) 12:35 PM | Thu, Apr 15 2021
Sport: MLB | Star Rating: 9.0 Evaluation: Win (900) - Final Total 11
Over 7.5 (100) @ caesars
-I think this line opened at a total of 8 runs because of Chris Paddack’s name recognition and historical stats, but I’m a lot lower on him than books are, and I think it’s starting to pay off. He’s 0-1 this year with a 5.63 ERA against two poor offenses (Arizona, Texas), and his home and road splits in his career are becoming more and more distant from each other — in fact, he has allowed 20 earned runs (on 7 homers) in his last 22 innings pitched on the road. Up against a Pirates offense that has hit right-handers well this year and has hit well in day games, I think he could have some problems.
-Pittsburgh goes with Mitch Keller, who has a 6.63 career ERA against teams with a winning record, and he too has struggled against bad offenses this year, going just 8 innings in 2 combined starts against the Cubs. I think we could see some fireworks in this one with two tired bullpens, and we should get to see Fernando Tatis Jr return to the lineup for this one as well.


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