|MLB Dodgers vs. Pirates Picks & Predictions for July 21, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 21 July 2014 14:09|
Dodgers vs. Pirates Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are slight -105 money line favorites over the Pirates, who are -103 money line home underdogs. The total for tonight’s 7:05PM ET start time is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Pirates opened as -109 money line favorites but their odds dropped to -103, while the Dodgers’ odds have gone from +101 up to -105. As for the total, it opened at 7.5 and that’s where it currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Dodgers will send Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-5, 3.44 ERA) to the hill against the Pirates’ Edinson Volquez, who is 8-6 with a 3.65 ERA. Los Angeles is 55-45 overall and 30-21 on the road this year, while Pittsburgh is 52-46 and 32-20 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest MLB trends the Dodgers are 68-28 in their last 96 games versus the Pirates and 36-17 in their last 53 games in Pittsburgh. They’re also 4-0 in Ryu’s last four starts as a road favorite, 7-2 in his last nine starts as a favorite and 8-2 in his last 10 starts against NL Central opponents. On the other side, the Bucs are jus 2-5 in their last seven games as an underdog and 2-6 in their last eight versus a team with a winning record.
MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -105