Free MLB Pick: Dodgers vs. Pirates Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(34-25) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (23-35)
Date: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Walker Buehler (LAD) vs. JT Brubaker (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -190 | Pirates +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-160)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of their three-game series on Tuesday night.
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 34-25 overall
- Dodgers are 15-15 on the road
- Dodgers are 10-0 in their last 10 games against Pittsburgh
- Pirates are 23-35 overall
- Pirates are 13-16 at home
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers have played well on the road and they’ve won 5 of their last 8 games away from home. They have been great offensively, scoring over 5 runs per game.
Buehler has been great on the mound for the Dodgers, giving up 5 earned runs in his last 4 starts. He hasn’t given up more than 2 runs on the road this season and gave up only 1 run in his lone start against the Pirates, so expect Pittsburgh to struggle offensively as well.
With the Dodgers winning eight of the last 10 games between the two teams by multiple runs, go with the Dodgers to win big here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Dodgers -1.5
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