MLB Game Preview - Dodgers underdogs vs Pirates at Pittsburgh
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates host Los Angeles on Sunday, looking to build on their 40-28 mark against the 29-38 Dodgers in MLB betting action at PNC Park.
The Pirates will turn to Gerrit Cole and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Dodgers send Zack Greinke (3-1) to the hill.
The Dodgers were listed as -109 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 8-rated Dodgers taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Pirates in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 8 in the National League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 12 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Los Angeles at -164 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Dodgers beat Pittsburgh in extra innings, earning a 5-3 victory at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few Dodgers at Pirates trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
LA Dodgers at NY Yankees, Tuesday, June 18
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Monday, June 17