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Pittsburgh Pirates take on Dodgers in baseball test

Pittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles Dodgers
April 5, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds


The Los Angeles Dodgers host Pittsburgh on Friday, looking to build on their 1-2 mark against the 1-2 Pirates in MLB betting action at Dodger Stadium.

Zack Greinke gets the call for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jonathan Sanchez brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Dodgers bats.

View Pittsburgh vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-230 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dodgers rated this week at No. 3 and the Pirates sitting at No. 13.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 2.3 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 2 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 5.3 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (4.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 2.3 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 3-2 on Thursday behind a start from Travis Wood at PNC Park.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Giants at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +120 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 5-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Tim Lincecum at Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, Saturday, April 6