|MLB Dodgers vs. Pirates Picks & Predictions for July 22, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:20|
Dodgers vs. Pirates Free Pick
PITTSBURGH, PA (ATS Consultants) – The Pirates will look to avenge their loss from Monday night when they host the Dodgers again tonight at PNC Park.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pirates are -118 money line home favorites versus the Dodgers, who are +109 money line road underdogs. As for the total, it’s currently sitting at 8 runs for this 7:05PM ET start time.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Pirates opened as -108 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -118, while the Dodgers’ odds have gone from +100 down to +109. The total opened at 8 and that’s where the number currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Dodgers will start Josh Beckett, who is 6-5 with a 2.26 ERA, while the Pirates will throw Vance Worley, who is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA. Los Angeles is 56-45 overall and 31-21 on the road this year, while Pittsburgh is 52-47 overall and 32-21 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest MLB trends, the Pirates are 6-1 in their last seven home games, with last night’s loss being the team’s lone defeat in its last seven home contests. They’re also 8-2 in their last 10 games following a loss, 12-4 in their last 16 games versus the NL West, and 20-8 in their last 28 home games versus right-handed starters. On the other side, the Dodgers are 2-5 in Beckett’s last seven starts as an underdog, 1-4 in his last five road starts versus a team with a winning record and 2-7 in his last nine starts versus a team with a winning record.
MLB FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PIRATES -118