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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Dodger Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
The Dodgers will rely on Hyun-Jin Ryu to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Locke will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Hyun-Jin Ryu is 0-1 this season, and Jeff Locke is 0-0.
Baseball odds makers opened the Dodgers as -146 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Dodgers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 6.2 hits per game. The Pirates average 3.4 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 2 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Dodgers on April 6. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Clayton Kershaw in a losing cause, 1-0, against Los Angeles on Saturday.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Pirates at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Monday, April 8
LA Dodgers at San Diego, Tuesday, April 9