The Pittsburgh Pirates are heading west to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The game will start at 10:10 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on ATPT and SNLA.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
The Pirates have gone 40-43 SU this year and are 38-44 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.5 units ATS. Pittsburgh has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 44-39 SU and 35-47 ATS. They’ve lost 20.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.
Neither side has been a strong over/under bet this season. Dodgers games have an over/under record of 41-39-2 thus far in 2018. Pittsburgh has an over/under record of 38-37-7.
Nick Kingham will get the nod for the visiting Pirates. The right-handed Kingham is 2-3 with a 3.82 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Dodgers are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Alex Wood (4-5, 4.00 ERA), who has 81 strikeouts and 16 walks, as well as a 1.16 WHIP. Wood made two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record with a 2.45 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
Pittsburgh’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.22 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 7.65 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a K/9 of 9.68.
Pirates hitters have slashed .248/.321/.403 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).
Outfielders Corey Dickerson and Starling Marte continue to lead Pittsburgh’s offense. Dickerson is hitting .296/.332/.446 with six home runs, 33 RBIs and 35 runs scored. Marte (.263/.314/.438) has produced nine homers, 34 RBIs, 43 runs and 18 stolen bases.
For the home team, Los Angeles pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.42, a WHIP of 1.16 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.7. The bullpen has a 3.95 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.
Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .245/.324/.429 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers batters this year. Kemp is slashing .310/.348/.541 with 14 home runs, 51 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Taylor’s line is .247/.331/.447 with nine homers, 30 RBIs and 48 runs.
The Pirates have lost 5.3 units and are 9-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 12 of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 18.8 units and are 21-31 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 33 of those games, compared to 18 that went under.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Pirates, O/U – UNDER
- The under has cashed in three of Pittsburgh’s last seven games.
- The Pirates have won three of their last four games SU.
- Los Angeles has posted 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.0 over its last five.
- The Pirates have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.