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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-76) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (72-46)
Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: Will Crowe (PIT) vs. David Price (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +340 Dodgers -526
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5, Dodgers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Pirates will be in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for game 2 Tuesday at 10:10 ET. Game 1 is Monday at 10:10 ET.
Will Crowe is going for the Pirates and David Price gets the ball for the Dodgers.
When these met last, the Dodgers swept a 3 game series.
The Pirates have had a very bad season so far. They have been one of the worst teams in baseball.
This team is in last place of the National League Central with a record of 42-76. The Brewers lead them by 29.5 games.
Pittsburgh lost 2-1 to the Brewers on Sunday. Milwaukee beat the Pirates 2 out of 3 games this weekend. In that series, the Pirates scored 15 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Dillon Peters went 4.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Sunday.
Will Crowe has not been great this year. He is 3-7 with a 5.27 ERA. His last start was against the Cardinals where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run. St. Louis won that game 4-0.
Pitching has not been great for this team so far. They have an ERA of 5.08 which is 28th best in the game.
The offense has also not been great. They are only scoring 3.62 runs per game which is the worst in baseball.
Pittsburgh has hit 92 home runs which is also last in baseball.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have had a very good season and they keep on playing good baseball.
Because of how well the Giants have played the Dodgers are still in 2nd place of the National League West with a record of 72-46. San Francisco leads them by 4 games.
Los Angeles completed the sweep of the Mets on Sunday with the 14-4 win. In that series, LA scored 22 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Max Scherzer looked very good on Sunday. The righty went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
David Price is 4-1 with a 3.60 ERA. His last start was against the Phillies where he went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Dodgers won this game 8-2
The pitching for this team has been impressive. They have a low ERA of 3.11 which is the best in baseball.
Their offense has been good this year and it exploded on Sunday. As a whole, they are scoring 5.25 runs per game which is 2nd best in the majors.
Los Angeles has hit 165 home runs which is 5th best overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 19-42 in their last 61 games.
- Pirates are 19-42 in their last 61 games on grass.
- Pirates are 15-37 in their last 52 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Pirates are 25-70 in their last 95 road games.
- Dodgers are 6-0 in their last 6 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 games overall.
- Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Dodgers are 40-14 in their last 54 during game 2 of a series.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers have been playing very good baseball as of late and I look for that to continue in this Pirates series. I find it very hard to believe that Pittsburgh can get a win here.
Los Angeles is a much better team and I feel they will be too much for the Buckos to handle in game 2.
Since being brought into the rotation, David Price has been impressive and I look for that to continue on Tuesday. LA should be able to hit around Crowe and get a win.
These odds will likely go down a bit, but as of now, the Dodgers are more than a 5 dollar favorite. I will lay off the moneyline and lay the run line with the Dodgers here.
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