Pittsburgh Pirates vs LA Dodgers Prediction 6-4-24 Picks

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet Tuesday in MLB action from PNC Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pittsburgh Pirates vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will start Tyler Glasnow here and Glasnow is 6-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. This will be Glasnow’s first career start against Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Pirates will start Jared Jones here and Jones is 3-5 with a 3.55 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. This will be Jones’ first career start against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to build on back-to-back series wins after taking two of three from the Colorado Rockies over the weekend thanks to a 4-0 win over Colorado on Sunday. The series win followed up the Dodgers’ sweep of the Mets the series prior.

Dodgers Still Loaded Throughout The Lineup

Shohei Ohtani has 74 hits including a team-high 14 home runs, 17 doubles and 38 RBIs with a .322 batting average while Mookie Betts has a team-high 76 hits with 14 doubles, 3 triples, 9 homers and 32 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 12 home runs with 38 RBIs and a team-high 76 strikeouts. Betts also has 9 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 14 stolen bases. Freddie Freeman also has 35 RBIs with 16 doubles and Will Smith has added 15 doubles, 9 home runs and 37 RBIs.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Pirates have lost seven of their last eight games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 11 games against the Pirates following a home win.
  • The Pirates have failed to cover the run line each of their last five home games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in five of their last six games against teams that held a losing record.

Pittsburgh Pirates Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates come into this one looking to rebound from a series loss to the Blue Jays over the weekend after a 5-4 loss to Toronto in Sunday’s series finale. That snapped a run of back-to-back series splits with the Tigers and Braves over the last week.

Pirates Having Trouble Finding Consistency At The Dish

Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 60 hits with 12 doubles along with 8 home runs and 32 RBIs while Andrew McCutchen has a team-high 8 home runs and Jack Suwinski has a team-high 5 stolen bases. Oneil Cruz leads the Pirates with 76 strikeouts while also posting 13 doubles, 7 home runs and 20 RBIs and Connor Joe has a .280 batting average and a team-high 14 doubles as well this season.

Why the Pittsburgh Pirates will win

  • The Dodgers have lost each of their last four games as road favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Pirates have won each of their last four games as underdogs against NL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in 10 of the Pirates’ last 11 games at PNC Park.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Dodgers have lost the first inning in three of their last four games as road favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games as road favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 3 innings in three of their last four games as road favorites against NL Central opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs LA Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the Dodgers here. I know it’s kind of tough to pass on the Pirates as a home dog and Jones has been solid for the better part of the season, but he’s been struggling in recent starts and I find it hard to think he’ll be able to match zeroes with Tyler Glasnow in this start. Glasnow’s actually pitched better on the road by a fair margin this season and I think the Dodgers bats back him up here against Jones. Give me the Dodgers in this one.

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