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Dodgers Have Struggled In Rare Trips To PNC Park

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in baseball and it’s not even close. However, if the team has one kryptonite, it may be the Steel City. The Dodgers have gone just 1-8 SU in their past nine games at PNC Park but have not played there in over a calendar year. Can the Dodgers get the monkey off their back when they open a four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday?

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 3-0 against the Pirates this season while outscoring them 21-6.
  • The Pirates are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The Dodgers are 15-1 SU in their last 16 games with Alex Wood as the starting pitcher.

Alex Wood looks to continue the best season of his career when he takes the mound for the Dodgers in this one. The lefty has allowed two or fewer runs in 15 of his 19 starts this season, including each of his past three. Wood faced the Pirates bats once already this season, allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out 11 in 5.0 innings.

Gerrit Cole will hope to stabilize his play after a string of mediocre performances for the Bucs. During the month of August, Cole has a 4.50 ERA and has surrendered five home runs in three starts. The Bucs ace has been more consistent at home recently, allowing just six runs in his past three outings at PNC.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 153 for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.6-4.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

60-64 Pittsburgh battles the Dodgers, currently with a 87-35 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 3-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 25 ranked offense (4.28 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.33 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.41 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.57 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.56 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Sunday, with Kenta Maeda throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Comerica Park.

The Pirates enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Sunday, with Ivan Nova throwing 5.2 innings of 8-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 22