Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs. Dodgers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-77) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (73-46)
Date: Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: JT Brubaker (PIT) vs. TBA (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +235 Dodgers -323
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5, Dodgers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Pirates will be Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for game 3 Wednesday at 10:10 ET. Game 2 is Tuesday at 10:10 ET.
JT Brubaker is going for the Pirates and there has not been a starter named for the Dodgers yet.
Los Angeles took game 1 on Monday 2-1.
To say the Pirates have had a bad season is an understatement.
They are in last place of the National League Central with a record of 42-77. The Brewers lead them by 30 games.
Pittsburgh dropped 2 out of 3 games to the Brewers this weekend. In those games, the Pirates scored 15 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Steven Brault went 5.2 innings and did not allow an earned run on Monday.
JT Brubaker has not been good this year. He is 4-12 with a 5.13 ERA. His last start was against the Cardinals where he went 5 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. The Cardinals won that game 7-6.
The pitching for this team has been very bad. They have an ERA of 5.05 which is 28th in the league.
They have also really struggled on offense. The team is only scoring 3.60 runs per game which is dead last in the majors.
Pittsburgh has hit 92 home runs which is also the worst in baseball.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have had a good season and are playing well as of late, but they just cannot seem to gain ground on the Giants.
They are in 2nd place of the National League West and trail San Francisco by 4 games.
Over the weekend, Los Angeles swept a 3 game series with the Mets. The Dodgers scored 22 runs and allowed 10 runs in those games.
Monday was a bullpen day for the Dodgers. A total of 6 relievers were used.
At this time, there has not been a starter named for the game on Wednesday.
Pitching for this team has been amazing this year. They have the lowest ERA in baseball with the number sitting at 3.08.
Their offense has also been impressive. This squad is scoring 5.22 runs per game which is 2nd best in the majors.
LA has hit 167 home runs which is 5th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 19-43 in their last 62 games overall.
- Pirates are 19-43 in their last 62 games on grass.
- Pirates are 15-38 in their last 53 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Pirates are 14-38 in their last 52 Wednesday games.
- Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
- Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 games on grass.
- Dodgers are 6-0 in their last 6 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Dodgers are 45-12 in their last 57 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
I look for the Dodgers to keep up their good play. I give the Pirates close to no chance at winning this contest.
Los Angeles is the better team by a wide margin and I feel they will be too much for Pittsburgh to handle.
I look for the Dodgers to hit around Brubaker early and often and get the win on Wednesday.
Give me the Dodgers on the run line.
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