Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): MLB

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Odds

Time 10:10 p.m. EST
Pirates money line +280
Pirates run line +1.5 (+135)
Dodgers  money line -360
Dodgers run line -1.5 (-160)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Pittsburgh Pirates Los Angeles Dodgers 
Record 20-27 33-15
Road / home record 9-13 15-6
Last 10 record 4-6 7-3
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 18-24-5 22-24-2
Runs / game 3.37 5.57
Runs allowed / game 5.20 3.04

 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the 2nd game of the series at the Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. The Pirates upset the Dodgers in the first of the series beating them 6-5 in extra innings.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates get to this game with a 20-27 record and have won 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. Bryan Reynolds leads in home runs with 7 so far and Gamel has 11 RBI

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

Probable Pitcher: 

Mitch Keller (1-5, 6.05 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Pirates. After turning in a 6.61 ERA and 1.53 WHIP across his first seven starts of the season, Keller has been deployed in long relief in his most recent two appearances. He had one start against the Dodgers last season and allowed 4 runs in 2.2 innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers get here with a 33-15 record and have won 7 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 15 home runs and Trea Turner has 39 RBI. 

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

Probable Pitcher

Julio Urias (3-4, 2.49 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Dodgers. Urias (3-4) took the loss Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and three walks over six innings as the Dodgers fell 1-0 to the Nationals. He struck out three. He faced the Pirates earlier this season and allowed 2 runs across 6 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road.

Pittsburgh are 1-12 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.

LA Dodgers are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games at home.

Prediction

Walker Buehler had a bad start and gave up four runs and the Dodgers were able to tie the game to 5 but lost in extras 6-5. They'll now send Julio Urias who has been very good this season but the luck hasn't been on his side. The Pirates are allowing over 5 runs per game has been bad as a starter. Expect the Dodgers to win this game easy by multiple runs.

PICK: Dodgers -1.5 (-160)

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