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MLB Odds Betting - Pittsburgh Pirates Underdogs vs Dodgers at Pittsburgh

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Chad Kuhl for the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-8 on the year) and Hyun-Jin Ryu for Los Angeles Dodgers (4-6 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Los Angeles Dodgers were -160 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.1 win for the Dodgers on Thursday. 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 61-66 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 89-36 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 20 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27-rated offense, averaging 4.27 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.34 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.35 hits per game so far, less than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.59 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.57 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Pittsburgh on Wednesday; it was a 1-0 final at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • LA Dodgers is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • LA Dodgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Milwaukee, Friday, August 25th
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Friday, August 25th