The Los Angeles Dodgers have typically faltered against the Pittsburgh Pirates, going just 3-12 in their previous 15 matchups before their current series. However, the Dodgers won the first two games against the Bucs and look for a series sweep in LA on Wednesday.
– Shark Bites
- The Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
- The total has gone OVER in 3 of the Pirates’ last 4 games against the Dodgers.
- The Dodgers are averaging 8.5 runs per game during their current 4-game winning streak.
After an awful start to the season, Kenta Maeda will look to continue his turnaround on the mound Wednesday. Maeda posted an abysmal 8.05 ERA in his first four starts compared to 2.25 in his last two. The biggest change has come from his fly-ball percentage, as he was inducing a fly ball in 53.4% of balls in play through his first four compared to 26.9% in his two most recent contests.
Chad Kuhl will be looking to actually get a chance to pitch when he takes the bump for the Pirates. Each of the right-hander’s past two starts were cut short, one due to rain and another due to getting hit by a comebacker. However, his start prior to those was not exactly anything to write home about, as Kuhl lasted just 1.2 innings while giving up eight hits and nine runs while walking four.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup found them as -179 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.7-1.6 result in favor of 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
The Los Angeles Dodgers bring a 19-14 record to the battle against the 14-19 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Los Angeles Dodgers and the league No. 16-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
The game also pits Los Angeles Dodgers No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.94 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.58 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have averaged 8.73 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.64 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Pittsburgh lost in extra innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday as Los Angeles edged them 4-3 at Dodger Stadium.
- Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games
- LA Dodgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Thursday, May 11th
Los Angeles at Colorado, Thursday, May 11th