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Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Los Angeles Dodgers with Odds and Betting Pick

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh on Friday, with the host Dodgers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Ivan Nova for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Ross Stripling for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nova brings a 8-6 mark to the game, while Stripling is 3-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Los Angeles Dodgers as -158 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-3.4 victory for the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers sport a record of 64-50 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 57-55 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Dodgers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles Dodgers No. 19-rated offense, averaging 4.42 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.55 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have averaged 8.42 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.76 hits per game).

Los Angeles owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.42 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh threw a shutout at San Diego in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jameson Taillon to defeat San Diego 4-0 on Thursday.

The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in S Kazmir's start, as they lost 6-2 against Philadelphia on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Saturday, August 13th

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