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Erik Bedard, Chad Billingsley take mound in Dodgers vs Pirates tilt

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April 11, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds


The Dodgers get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Erik Bedard to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Dodgers is Chad Billingsley, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Dodgers sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 6 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -220 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 2-1 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday, as Kevin Correia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, Thursday, April 12