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Ross Ohlendorf vs Dana Eveland matchup featured in MLB action

Pittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles Dodgers
Sep 15, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers will turn to Dana Eveland and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send Ross Ohlendorf (0-2) to the hill.

View Pittsburgh vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Pittsburgh before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-170-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Dodgers at No. 3 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 16 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the National League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cardinals on September 14. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Charlie Morton throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.

The Dodgers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Arizona on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium behind starter Clayton Kershaw.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Pirates at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, Friday, September 16