AJ Burnett faces Joe Blanton in MLB odds action
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade PNC Park on Thursday.
Joe Blanton gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 8-9 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Burnett, who will be looking to improve on his 14-4 mark.
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Pirates sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dodgers sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Dodgers are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.4 per game.
Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.
Los Angeles was a 9-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as -139 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. The Dodgers enjoyed a 9-3 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Clayton Kershaw throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 10-0
After a win are 7-3
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Dodgers at Pirates trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Friday, August 17
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, August 17