Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles battle on Friday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
It's a pitching duel between Jeff Locke for the Pirates (5-1 on the year) and Stephen Fife for Los Angeles (1-1 so far).
Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Pirates as -167 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, an 8-6 result against the Diamondbacks on June 12. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by an 8-6 score against Arizona at Dodger Stadium.
The Pirates were a 10-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh was scored on plenty on Thursday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 10-0 loss to San Francisco.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Arizona are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Dodgers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 15