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Los Angeles Sends Clayton Kershaw vs Francisco Liriano in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Dodgers Game

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to improve on a 85-61 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will turn to Clayton Kershaw and his 14-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Francisco Liriano (10-7) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates were 185 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.4 victory for the Dodgers. 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

Los Angeles (85-61) will face the 87-60 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers and the No. 14-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 19 ranked offense (4.15 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.71 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (9.02 hits on average).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 6-2 on Friday behind a start from Z Greinke at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers's last 11 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Sunday, September 20th