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MLB Odds Betting - Los Angeles Dodgers Underdogs vs Pirates at Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Francisco Liriano gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 7-6 mark. In the other dugout, Mat Latos brings a 4-7 ledger to the game for the Los Angeles Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as underdogs of 123 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-4.1 result in favor of the Dodgers. 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

Pittsburgh (63-44) will face the 62-47 Dodgers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.91 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.42 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.12 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 9th