Dodgers vs. Pirates Odds & Pick

by | May 9, 2022 | mlb

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Date: Monday, May 9th, 06:35 ET

Location: PNC Park

TV: ATT SportsNet-PIT2

Money Line: Dodgers -240 / Pirates +195 (MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you an undadvertised 100% bonus up to $300!)

Total Line: 7.5

STARTING PITCHING

Los Angeles: Julio Urias (2-1, 1.88)
Pittsburgh: Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.38)

Key Injuries

Los Angeles Dodgers
Blake Treinen: Shoulder (10-DAY IL)
David Price: Illness (COVID-19 IL)
Caleb Ferguson: Elbow (10-DAY IL)
Trevor Bauer: Suspension (OUT)
Victor Gonzalez: Elbow (10-DAY IL)
Andrew Heaney: Shoulder (10-DAY IL)
Danny Duffy: Hand (60-DAY IL)
Jimmy Nelson: Elbow (60-DAY IL)
Dustin May: Elbow (60-DAY IL)

Pittsburgh Pirates
Roberto Perez: Hamstring (10-DAY IL)
Kevin Newman: Groin (10-DAY IL)
Duane Underwood Jr.: Hamstring (10-DAY IL)
Greg Allen: Hamstring (60-DAY IL)
Nick Mears: Elbow (60-DAY IL)
Blake Cederlind: Elbow (60-DAY IL)

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Los Angeles Dodgers: 19-7-0 SU / OU 9-15-2 / Run Line W/L 19-7-0
Pittsburgh Pirates: 11-16-0 SU / OU 12-12-3 / Run Line W/L 14-13-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, May 9th at PNC Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 06:35 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-240), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a 6 win over the Cubs by a score of 7-1. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited the Cubs to 1 run on 4 hits. The Dodgers benefited from an offense that generated 7 runs on 10 hits. Heading into this game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite, at -230.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 26 of their games, winning at a rate of 73.0%. When looking at the over-under result, the Dodgers and Cubs matched the line set at 8.0 runs. At 9-15-2, Los Angeles has combined to stay below the over-under betting lines in over half of their games.

The Dodgers come into this game having won all 5 of their recent games. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at 27. A key to their recent success has been an offense averaging 6.4 runs per game, compared to their season average at 5.15. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 9 series played, going 7-2-0.

Pittsburgh will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the Cincinnati by the score of 7-3. Pittsburgh’s pitching staff gave up 6 hits, leading to 7 runs for the Cincinnati. In the loss, the Pirates offense came up with 3 runs on 7 hits This loss came as no surprise, as Pittsburgh came into the game as the underdog, getting 125.0. In their 5 games as the underdog, their SU win percentage sits at 60.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Pirates and Cincinnati combined to surpass the line of 8.0 runs. Now, the team’s over-under record is back to .500 (12-12-3).

The Pirates come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -4. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 4.4 runs per game. This is right in line with their season average of 3.78. Pittsburgh has a below .500 series record of just 2-5-2.

Pitching Matchup

For the Dodgers, Julio Urias gets the start. Heading into action, he has a record of 2-1. Currently, Urias has a strong ERA of just 1.88, while pitching an average of 4.8 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.165 against him. Not only does Urias have a strong batting average allowed, but he has also avoided giving up home runs. In his previous outings, opponents are averaging just 0.75 home runs allowed per 9 innings. Up to this point, Urias has a strikeout percentage of just 20.0% and a per-game average of 3.8. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 3.0 walks per contest.

Pittsburgh will send Jose Quintana to the mound with a record of 0-1. Quintana comes into this game with an ERA of 3.38. So far, he is averaging 4.8 innings per outing. Opposing teams have been able to string together hit against Quintana, with a batting average allowed of 0.231. Overall, Quintana is allowing 0.75 homers per 9 innings pitched. Heading into today’s action, Jose Quintana has yet to find his groove with strikeouts, averaging just 4.0 K’s per outing. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 3.38 walks per contest.

Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh History

Today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates will be their first meeting of the season. Going back to last year, Los Angeles won the season series, 6 games to 0. In these 6 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 2-4, with the average scoring differential sitting at 2.83 runs. Last year, the two teams combined to average 6.5 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Dodgers are 44-15 in their last 59 vs. National League Central.
  • Dodgers are 38-14 in their last 52 during game 1 of a series.
  • Pirates are 14-39 in their last 53 Monday games.
  • Pirates are 5-17 in their last 22 vs. National League West.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a series in which they dismantled the Chicago Cubs. As they continue their tour through the NL Central, I expect them once again to cover the runline against Pittsburgh.

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