Pirates vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/6

Pirates vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/6

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Dodgers look to solidify their lead in the National League West, while the Pirates aim to climb the standings in the NL Central.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 6, 2024
  • Time: 3:40 PM
  • Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Dodgers boast a 38-25 record with a 17-13 record away. Walker Buehler is the probable starting pitcher for Los Angeles.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (15 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.322 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Shohei Ohtani (40 RBI)

The Dodgers' lineup, powered by Shohei Ohtani, is expected to produce offensively against the Pirates' pitching staff.

Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Pirates have a 29-32 record and are 14-15 at home. Bailey Falter is the starting pitcher for Pittsburgh.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Andrew McCutchen (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Connor Joe (.272 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Bryan Reynolds (34 RBI)

Bailey Falter, with a 3.22 ERA, will need to perform well to keep the Dodgers' hitters in check.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
LAD (38-25) -190 o8.5 (-120) -1.5 (-120)
PIT (29-32) +160 u8.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (EVEN)

 

Prediction:

The prediction for this matchup is that the total runs will exceed 8.5. Here are the reasons:

First, both teams have demonstrated they can score runs. The Dodgers' lineup, featuring Shohei Ohtani, has been productive, while the Pirates have key hitters like Bryan Reynolds and Andrew McCutchen who can contribute offensively.

Second, recent games in this series have seen high scoring. The Dodgers' 10-3 win over the Mets and the Pirates' 10-2 win over the Tigers indicate a trend of high run totals.

Third, Walker Buehler's performance this season, with a 4.32 ERA, suggests he might allow several runs. Coupled with Bailey Falter's respectable, but not dominant, 3.22 ERA, the game could see high scoring from both sides.

Additionally, both teams' offensive stats, including batting averages and slugging percentages, suggest they have the potential to drive in runs, particularly in a hitter-friendly environment like PNC Park.

Pick: Over 8.5 Runs (-120)

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