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2021 MLB Handicapping
(36-25) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (23-37)
Date: Thursday, June 10th, 2021
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Julio Urias (LAD) vs. Mitch Keller (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -210 | Pirates +190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-180)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates conclude a three-game series Thursday afternoon from PNC Park.
Ke’Bryan Hayes missed first base and was called out after hitting a first-inning homer, sending Walker Buehler on his way to seven scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pirates 5-3 Tuesday night in game 1 of the series.
Justin Turner hit two home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers got 7 1/3 scoreless innings from their bullpen in a rain-delayed 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night in game 2.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Despite having the 3rd best record in the National League, the Dodgers find themselves in 3rd place in their own division as the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres lead the stacked NL West. LA lost their last 2 games against the Atlanta Braves and are now 3 games behind the Giants.
Los Angeles is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 5.31 runs per game. Their .238 batting average is 12th in the league. Their .337 on base percentage is 3rd, while their .404 slugging percentage is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles’ pitching has also been one of the best in the league. Opponents have a .209 batting average against the Dodgers, which is 1st in the league. Their 3.26 ERA is 4th, while their 1.09 WHIP is 1st.
The Pirates won 3 of their 4 games against Miami over the weekend to secure the series win. Despite the solid showing, Pittsburgh still holds the 4th worst record in baseball and the 2nd worst in the NL.
Pittsburgh is averaging 3.55 runs per game. Their .229 batting average is 23rd in the league. Their .300 on base percentage is 24th, while their .349 slugging percentage is 30th.
Pittsburgh’s pitching also hasn’t been good. Opponents have a .246 batting average against the Pirates, which is 22nd. Their 4.69 ERA is 24th, while their 1.32 WHIP is 18th.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 36-25 overall
- Dodgers are 17-15 on the road
- Dodgers are 12-0 in their last 12 games against Pittsburgh
- Pirates are 23-37 overall
- Pirates are 13-18 at home
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
These are the games the Dodgers need to win if they want to catch San Diego and San Francisco atop the NL West. L.A.’s offense is almost at full strength with the exception of Corey Seager.
Dodgers’ lefty starter Julio Urias is quietly having a tremendous season. He has held his foe to 2 or fewer runs in 4 out of his last 5 performances.
The Dodgers have been inconsistent but I don’t see how they lose this game considering this pitching matchup.
Take Los Angeles to sweep this series convincingly.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Dodgers -1.5
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