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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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

The Dodgers will trot Stephen Fife out to the mound in this one. Righthander Fife has a 1-1 record and a 3.78 ERA this season.

Fife's opponent in this one will be Jeff Locke. The Pirates lefthander has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 5-1 record this season.

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.

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.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 28-37 SU
Pittsburgh: 39-27 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's 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's 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

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, June 15