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2019 MLB Season
(32-18) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-22)
Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh PA
Projected Pitchers: Ryu vs. Musgrove
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -182 | Pirates +160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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The Pirates are staying in the hunt in the NL Central but they’ve got a tough weekend series coming up vs. the Dodgers. LA has won 7 of their last 10, but is just a game above .500 on the road this season.
Los Angeles Dodgers
LA will be playing their 7th straight road game on Saturday. They’ve fared OK so far, winning 3 of 5 heading into Friday night’s series opener. As a result, the Dodgers have built up a 6 game lead in the West.
The O/U for Saturday’s game is just 8 runs, but the way the Dodgers can score that seems like a low number. LA has scored at least 6 runs in 5 of their last 8 games.
The low total definitely has something to do with the Dodgers starter for this one, lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu. The LA pitcher is owning May, allowing only a single run in four starts for a 0.28 ERA. Ryu has also gotten the win in each of his 5 career starts vs. Pittsburgh.
The Pirates have won 4 of their last 6 heading into Friday night’s series opener with the Dodgers. Pittsburgh ended the previous series with Colorado on a strong note, scoring 14 runs on 15 hits. Pittsburgh shouldn’t expect that kind of offensive showing on Saturday however.
Pittsburgh hits a mediocre .262 vs. Ryu, collecting 11 team hits in 42 AB. Only 2 of those hits have been for extra bases however. Melky Cabrera is 3-6 vs. the Dodgers starter and Francisco Cervelli has 2 hits in 3AB.
Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove may not get a lot of support in this one. A couple starts ago, Musgrove would have needed the support as he allowed 13 runs total in starts vs. St. Louis and Oakland. Since then, the right-hander has buckled down for 3ER given up in his last two total.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 6-2 last 8 overall
- Dodgers are 4-1 in Ryu’s last 5 starts
- Pirates are 4-9 last 13 home games
- Pirates are 2-6 last 8 vs. LH starter
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
This contest has pitcher’s duel written all over it. Even though 8 isn’t an incredibly high total, Ryu has a possibility to completely shut down the Pirates offense. As long as the Dodgers don’t explode here, low scoring is the play.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8
MLB Free Score Prediction: Dodgers 5 – Pirates 2
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