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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Dodgers will give the ball to starter Clayton Kershaw in this one. Lefthander Kershaw is 5-4 this season with a 1.88 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Kershaw with Jeff Locke. Lefthander Locke has a 2.19 ERA to go along with a 6-1 record this season.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -161 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 28-38 SU
Pittsburgh: 40-27 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 1-9
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to LA Dodgers, Sunday, June 16