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Pittsburgh Pirates visit Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers battle on Friday at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Zack Greinke gets the call for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he will try to build on a 17-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Locke brings a 8-10 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Dodgers bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as underdogs of 185 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-4.6 win for the Dodgers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers sport a record of 84-61 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 87-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 14 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 18 ranked offense (4.14 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.69 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8.39 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (9.04 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 9-6 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday, with C Morton throwing 4 innings of 9-hit ball at PNC Park.

A Wood chucked 8 shutout innings at the Rockies in their last game, striking out 5 in a 2-0 win against Colorado in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Saturday, September 19th

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