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(40-33) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (34-37)
Date: Friday June 24, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Mike Bolsinger vs Jameson Taillon
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -132
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Jameson Taillon will make his fourth career start, coming off his worst start in his young MLB career so far.
He faces a Dodgers team that sits around the middle of the pack in runs and homers alike.
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Ace, Clayton Kershaw, has earned 11 of the Dodgers’ currently rostered pitchers’ 40 wins. Unfortunately for LA, he isn’t taking the hill in this matchup, but it will be fellow starter Mike Bolsinger on the bump.
Bolsinger might be the opposite of Kershaw though, with a 6.83 and 1.52 WHIP which are the worst amongst Dodger starters.
Yasiel Puig has not amounted to the superstar that LA thought he would be when they signed him out of Cuba.
Puig has just a .238 average and 5 homers on the season and hasn’t put together great numbers since his great rookie season.
Corey Seager, has put together a great rookie season of his own this year, leading the team with 15 homers, 36 RBI and a .283 average.
Jameson Taillon’s, the former #2 overall pick behind Stephen Strasburg, has been good so far through three starts, although he’s coming off his worst.
In his last game, Taillon allowed 3 homers and 4 earned runs in just 4 innings pitched before getting pulled. He’ll look to rebound against the mediocre Dodgers’ lineup.
The Pirates lineup is a deep one, with the likes of Andrew McCutchen, Gregory Polanco, Starling Marte, Jung Ho Kang, David Freese, and Josh Harrison.
The Pirates, while having only hit 65 homers on the year, have scored 323 runs which is good for 14th.
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This is all while McCutchen has been mired in a season-long slump.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Dodgers are .500 on the road in 2016
- LA is 7-3 in their past 10
- Bolsinger has allowed 21 earned runs in 27.2 IP this season
- the Bucs are 2-8 in their past 10
- Bucs are 19-16 at PNC Park this year
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Despite Pittsburg being in a slump lately as evidence by their 2-8 record over their past 10 games, I still like the matchup for them here.
The Dodgers, while they’ve been rolling, have yet to see the promising Taillon and are throwing their worst starter- I’ll take Pittsburg.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburg 5-3
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