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Sep 1, 4:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade PNC Park on Thursday.

Brad Lincoln gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Chad Billingsley brings a 10-10 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

View LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 16-rated Pirates and the league No. 4-ranked Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Dodgers defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -145 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles rolled to a 4-2 win against San Diego on Wednesday, as Ted Lilly and the Dodgers' bats led the team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Astros on August 31. Bettors who backed the Astros at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J.A. Happ in a losing cause, 2-0, against Houston on Wednesday.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Pirates trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 18 of LA Dodgers' last 25 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Atlanta, Friday, September 2
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Friday, September 2