Pirates vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/4

Pirates vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/4

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Dodgers are looking to extend their strong season, while the Pirates aim to improve their home record.


Game Overview:

  • Date: June 4, 2024
  • Time: 3:40 PM
  • Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Gametime Weather: 79°F

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Dodgers come into this game with a 38-23 record and a solid 17-11 record on the road. Tyler Glasnow is the probable starting pitcher for Los Angeles.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (14 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.322 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (38 RBI)

Tyler Glasnow has been impressive with a 6-3 record, a 3.04 ERA, and a 0.91 WHIP over 74 innings, showcasing his ability to dominate opposing hitters.

Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Pirates have a 27-32 record and a 12-15 home record. Jared Jones is set to start for Pittsburgh.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Andrew McCutchen (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Connor Joe (.280 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Bryan Reynolds (32 RBI)

Jared Jones has a 3-5 record with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 63.1 innings, indicating a solid but not standout performance.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
LAD (38-23) -185 o7.5 (-115) -1.5 (-110)
PIT (27-32) +155 u7.5 (-105) +1.5 (-110)



For this matchup, the prediction is that the Los Angeles Dodgers will win. Here's why:

First, Tyler Glasnow has been exceptional this season, with a 6-3 record, a 3.04 ERA, and a 0.91 WHIP. His ability to keep hitters off balance and limit baserunners gives the Dodgers a significant edge in pitching.

Secondly, the Dodgers' offense is formidable, led by Shohei Ohtani (.322 AVG, 14 HR) and Teoscar Hernandez (38 RBI). Their potent lineup can take advantage of any mistakes by Jared Jones, who, despite a solid season, has a higher ERA (3.55) and WHIP (1.01) compared to Glasnow.

Moreover, the Dodgers have been consistent on the road, with a 17-11 record, and are coming off two strong wins against the Rockies. Their recent form and overall season performance indicate they are well-positioned to secure a victory in this game.

While the Pirates have shown flashes of competitiveness, their overall record and home performance suggest they may struggle against a top-tier team like the Dodgers. The Pirates' recent loss to the Blue Jays highlights their inconsistency.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers Moneyline (-185)

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