Dodgers vs. Pirates Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates outlasted the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in a shootout last night to even the series at a game apiece. Can Pittsburgh win again this afternoon to win the series?
Thursday, June 7, 2018
PNC Park at 12:35PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a -136 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Dodgers are a +126 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8 runs. As of Thursday morning, 52 percent of public bets are coming in on Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Dickerson scores for runs
The Pittsburgh offense was in fantastic form Wednesday in an 11-9 home win over the Dodgers. Corey Dickerson had a big night at the plate as he went 3-for-4 and scored four runs. Josh Harrison was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and three RBIs. David Freese was 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, a run and two RBIs. Colin Moran walked twice and scored two runs. Sean Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Gregory Polanco went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs off the bench. Steven Brault earned the win in relief, giving up three earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts and a walk over 2 1/3 innings.
Kemp has huge day at plate
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been locked in all season and Wednesday was no different as he went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs. Max Muncy was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Justin Turner walked three times and scored two times. Cody Bellinger finished 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two runs and two RBIs. Daniel Hudson suffered the loss in relief as he allowed two unearned runs on three hits with one strikeout and one walk in 1 1/3 innings.
Dennis Santana (1-0, 12.27 ERA) will start for LA, while Pittsburgh turns to Jameson Taillon (3-4, 3.97).
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 8-1 in their last nine road games. The over is 6-2-1 in the last nine LA games overall.
The Pirates are 3-8 in their last 11 games overall. The under is 22-9-3 in the last 34 Pittsburgh games on Thursday.
Los Angeles used eight pitchers yesterday, compared to six for the Pirates. So Pittsburgh's bullpen should be in a bit better shape today. Add in a better starting pitcher and an early start on a getaway day makes me like the hosts a lot here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES -136