The good news for the Pirates is that they’ve won nine of their last 10 games over the Dodgers. The bad news is that they have to face Clayton Kershaw today in Pittsburgh. The first two games of this series have seen the Pirates outscore the Dodgers 14-7, but their high scoring ways could come to an end today as Kershaw hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in 10 straight starts.
- In 24 at-bats vs Kershaw, Andrew McCutchen has a .375 average
- Pittsburgh is 4-13 in its last 17 games
- The total has gone UNDER in nine of LA’s last 13 games
LA has won 10 straight games with Kershaw as the starter, and a ridiculous 14 of 15 overall this season. He’s a perfect 4-0 this month with a 1.59 ERA. So, yeah, it might not be a good day to bet against the Dodgers.
The Pirates will counter with a pitcher you’ve likely never heard of — Chad Kuhl. He’ll be making his major league debut today. In 14 Triple-A starts this season, he was 6-2 with a 2.58 ERA.
Given the pitching matchup, it’s not shocking to see the Dodgers are -265 favorites. They’ve lost three of their last four as road favorites, but are 7-3 in their last ten games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers before the first pitch in this match found them as -270 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bodog. They saw the over/under total of 7 earlier at TopBet.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-3.0 win for the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Pittsburgh (36-39) will face the 41-35 Dodgers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 30 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 13.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers rank No. 27 at 7.93 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 7 ranking in that category.
Los Angeles brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates’s No. 27-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 6-1 on Saturday behind a start from J Locke at PNC Park.
- LA Dodgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
- Pittsburgh is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, Monday, June 27th