The good news for the Pirates is that they’ve won nine of their last 10 games over the Dodgers. The bad news is that they have to face Clayton Kershaw today in Pittsburgh. The first two games of this series have seen the Pirates outscore the Dodgers 14-7, but their high scoring ways could come to an end today as Kershaw hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in 10 straight starts.
In 24 at-bats vs Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen has a .375 average
Pittsburgh is 4-13 in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in nine of LA’s last 13 games
LA has won 10 straight games with Kershaw as the starter, and a ridiculous 14 of 15 overall this season. He’s a perfect 4-0 this month with a 1.59 ERA. So, yeah, it might not be a good day to bet against the Dodgers.
The Pirates will counter with a pitcher you’ve likely never heard of — Chad Kuhl. He’ll be making his major league debut today. In 14 Triple-A starts this season, he was 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA.
Given the pitching matchup, it’s not shocking to see the Dodgers are -265 favorites. They’ve lost three of their last four as road favorites, but are 7-3 in their last ten games.