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April 12, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD5-1

Baseball bettors look for value at Dodger Stadium on Thursday as host Los Angeles battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.

Los Angeles sends Chris Capuano out against Jeff Karstens for the Pirates in this game. Capuano is 0-0 with a 7.71 ERA on the season, while Karstens is 0-0 on the year and has a 1.50 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Dodgers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 15 and the Pirates sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 6-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 2.4 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Dodgers on April 11. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Los Angeles on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing San Francisco are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, Friday, April 13
LA Dodgers home to San Diego, Friday, April 13

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