Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. This NL matchup gets going at 7:05 p.m. ET and you can watch it on both ATPT and SNLA.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

Oddsmakers have offered matching -105 moneyline odds on both of these teams. The total sits at 8 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -135 or the under for +115. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at +140 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -160 for the Pirates +1.5 runs.

The Pirates are 30-30 SU and 27-32 ATS. They’ve lost 1.7 units for moneyline bettors and 6.0 units against the spread (ATS). Pittsburgh has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Dodgers have gone 30-30 SU this year and are 25-34 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 21.2 units for moneyline bettors and 10.0 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Pirates games have had an over/under record of 28-25-6 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 30-27-2.

Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.46 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.97 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.86, along with a WHIP of 1.17.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .241/.321/.408 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.8 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor continue to lead Los Angeles offense. Kemp is hitting .344/.374/.568 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs and 24 runs scored, while Taylor is hitting .257 with eight homers, 26 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Pittsburgh’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.22 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

Pittsburgh’s offense has put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .215/.264/.344 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Pirates offense has been led by outfielders Corey Dickerson and Starling Marte. Dickerson is hitting .316/.350/.491 with five home runs, 32 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Marte’s line is .294/.343/.479 with seven homers, 23 RBIs, 32 runs and 10 steals.

The Dodgers have lost 21.7 units and are 14-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 26 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against y starters.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Pirates have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • Pittsburgh has recorded 16.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.