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MLB Game Preview - Dodgers underdogs vs Pirates at Pittsburgh

Los Angeles DodgersPittsburgh Pirates
June 16, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

29-38TEAM RECORD40-28

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.

View LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
LA Dodgers at NY Yankees, Tuesday, June 18
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Monday, June 17