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Gerrit Cole, Dan Haren Take Mound in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Tilt

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers
Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:10 PM ET
Dodger Stadium

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Dodger Stadium on Thursday as the host Los Angeles Dodgers battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball betting odds action.

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dan Haren gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Gerrit Cole, 4-3 on the year.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Los Angeles was a -114 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 6.5.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-3.6 win for the Dodgers on Thursday. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (29-25) will face the 23-29 Pirates in this tilt. 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. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 26.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.28 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.79 runs per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.91 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.48 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 17-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -105 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Bartolo Colon shut down the Pirates in their last game, striking out 9 in a 5-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in baseball action at Citi Field.

The Dodgers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Clayton Kershaw's start, as they lost 3-2 against Cincinnati on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Friday, May 30th

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