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MLB betting line favors Pirates over Dodgers

Los Angeles DodgersPittsburgh Pirates
May 11, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Dodgers arrive at PNC Park on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh sends Paul Maholm out against Hiroki Kuroda for the Dodgers in this game. Maholm is 1-4 with a 3.68 ERA on the season, while Kuroda is 3-3 on the year and has a 3.69 ERA.

View LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Pirates as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 16 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Dodgers, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Pirates on May 10. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 10-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday at PNC Park behind starter Ted Lilly.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Dodgers at Pirates trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 19 of LA Dodgers' last 25 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Dodgers' last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 12