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Chad Billingsley, Jeff Karstens take mound in Pirates vs Dodgers tilt

Los Angeles DodgersPittsburgh Pirates
May 9, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

Chad Billingsley gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Dodgers on this day; he's 2-1 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Jeff Karstens, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

View LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Los Angeles before the first pitch in this match will find them as 110-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 16-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 13-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Los Angeles was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as -121 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Dodgers grabbed a win last time out, defeating R.A. Dickey and the Mets 4-2 on Sunday at Citi Field.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-4 winner at home against the Astros. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh rolled to a 5-4 win against Houston on Sunday, as James McDonald and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 0-10
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Dodgers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers' last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 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 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 10

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