Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will head west to play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. This NL matchup gets going at 10:10 p.m. ET and fans can watch it on ATPT and SNLA.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Pittsburgh (+160) as the dog to Los Angeles (-170). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over 7.5 runs and -120 for under 7.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -135 for the Pirates +1.5 runs and +115 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs.

The Pirates are 12-11 SU and are 13-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline through the early portions of the year and 2.9 units ATS. Pittsburgh is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 16-11 SU and 10-16 ATS. They’ve gained 0.3 units for moneyline bettors while earning 5.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Dodgers games have had an over/under record of 14-12 so far in 2019. The Pirates have an over/under record of 9-13.

Chris Archer is getting the nod for the visiting Pirates. The right-handed Archer is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers are going with lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-1, 3.10 ERA), who’s got 23 punchouts and two walks, along with a WHIP of 0.98. Ryu did not re a start against the Pirates in 2018.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82, a WHIP of 1.15 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.93 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

Los Angeles’ offense has produced 5.4 runs per outing, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .182/.286/.321 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. Bellinger is hitting .426/.500/.894 with 12 home runs, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored, and Seager’s line is .278/.381/.422 with 25 hits, seven RBIs and 17 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Pittsburgh’s pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 2.69 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 7.95 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.60, along with a K-per-9 of 11.20.

The Pirates offense has slashed .228/.300/.363 on its way to 3.3 runs scored per game this year, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 1.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).

First baseman Josh Bell and right fielder Melky Cabrera have led Pittsburgh’s hitters. Bell is slashing .284/.368/.593 with five home runs, 17 RBIs and 15 runs scored, while Cabrera (.309/.338/.412) has produced one homers, four RBIs and five runs scored.

The Pirates have gained 2.9 units and are 4-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Dodgers have netted 3.1 units and are 8-11 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in eight of those games, as opposed to 11 that’ve cashed the under.

Pirates vs. Dodgers MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Pirates, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Pittsburgh’s last seven games.
  • The Pirates have a team OPS of .663 this season, including an OPS of .588 against left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .822 overall and .742 against southpaws.
  • Pittsburgh has recorded 16.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 15.8 over its last five.
  • The Pirates have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 11 over their last 10.