Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 30 (5/30): MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 30 (5/30): MLB

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Odds

Time 10:10 p.m. EST
Pirates money line +280
Pirates run line +1.5 (+145)
Dodgers  money line -360
Dodgers run line -1.5 (-170)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Pittsburgh Pirates Los Angeles Dodgers 
Record 19-27 33-14
Road / home record 8-13 15-5
Last 10 record 4-6 8-2
Streak L1 W4
Over / under record 17-24-5 21-24-2
Runs / game 3.37 5.57
Runs allowed / game 5.20 3.04

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates will visit the Los Angeles Dodgers to play a 3-game series at the Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers swept the Dbacks in their last series while the Pirates lost against the Padres.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates get to this game with a 19-27 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.37 runs and allowing 5.2 runs per game. Ke'Bryan Hayes is batting for .289 AVG. Daniel Vogelbach leads in home runs with 6 so far and Gamel has 14 RBI

Jose Quintana leads the pitching staff with a 2.15 ERA, 38 strikeouts and 1 win recorded for the Pirates.

Probable Pitcher: 

Zach Thompson (2-4, 5.50 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Pirates. Thompson allowed four earned runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out three across three innings Wednesday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers get here with a 33-14 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging .253 at bat scoring 5.57 runs per game while allowing 3 runs. Freddie Freeman is batting for .306 AVG. Mookie Bets leads with 14 home runs and Trea Turner has 39 RBI. 

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler leads with a 2.91 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Dodgers.

Probable Pitcher

Walker Buehler (6-1, 2.91 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Dodgers. Buehler picked up the win Tuesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings in a 9-4 victory over the Nationals. He struck out three. In his last start against the Pirates he threw 7 scoreless innings and recorded the win.

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.

Pittsburgh are 2-17 SU in their last 19 games against LA Dodgers.

LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.

LA Dodgers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Prediction

The Dodgers are on a hot streak and have completely dominated the Pirates as they have won 17 of the last 19 games against them. The Pirates have lost 8 of their last 12 games and will face Buehler who held them to zero runs across 7 innings in the last meeting. Take the Dodgers to win their 5th straight game.

PICK: Dodgers -1.5 (-170)

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