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The Los Angeles Dodgers (38-23) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-32) on Tuesday, June 4th. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on SNLA. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pirates are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blue Jays. First pitch is set for 5:40 CT.

Dodgers vs Pirates

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Heading into their last game vs. the Rockies, the Dodgers closed out the series with a 4-0 win. Leading up to the game, they were the heavy favorite at -263. Offensively, the Dodgers scored their four runs on eight hits and didn’t hit a home run.

Gavin Stone got the start for the Dodgers, going five innings, and didn’t give up a run. He also issued just two walks and struck out six Rockies batters. Freddie Freeman was hot at the plate, going 1/1 with a homer and two RBIs. The Dodgers also had three other players with two hits.

Los Angeles is on the road today to take on the Pirates, having won two straight games. The Dodgers are 38-23 overall and lead the NL West by seven games over the Padres. So far, they have gone just 13-10 in divisional games.

The Dodgers have been good at home, going 21-12, and they have gone 17-11 on the road. As the road favorite, the Dodgers are 17-9 this year, and they are 37-21 overall as the favorite. Los Angeles’ overall series record is 13-8, and they have won two straight series.

The Dodgers have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 32-29 overall. They have been particularly good on the road, where they are 16-12 ATS. Their average run margin in winning games is +4.0, while their average run margin in losing games is -2.9.

When the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates today, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, which is lower than their average line of 9 runs per game. The Dodgers have played 61 games this season, and 51 of them have had higher over/under lines than today’s 7.5. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game, and their over/under record is 30-31 on the season.

Tyler Glasnow Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Right-hander Tyler Glasnow gets the start for the Dodgers today as he faces the Pirates on the road. He has made 12 starts this season and has a record of 6-3 with an ERA of 3.04. Opposing batters are hitting just .164 off Glasnow this season, and he has a total of eight quality starts. In his last outing, Glasnow finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in seven innings of work. Before that, he had lost three straight starts. So far, he has been much better on the road, coming in with a 2-0 record and 1.79 ERA compared to 4-3 with a 4.57 ERA at home.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles comes into the game as one of the league’s top offenses, averaging 4.9 runs per game and batting a collective .256, which is the 4th best mark in the MLB. They are also near the top of the league in home runs and have the best on-base percentage in the league. Overall, they have the 2nd best OPS in the league.

Shohei Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez have been the Dodgers top power threats this season, with Ohtani leading the team with 14 homers and Hernandez right behind him with 12. Ohtani is also batting .322, and Hernandez is batting .255. Mookie Betts is also a significant threat in the lineup, as he is batting .318 and has gone deep nine times this season.

Pittsburgh is coming off a game in which they wasted several good performances. In their 5-4 loss to Toronto, Rowdy Tellez went 3/4 with four RBIs and a run scored. However, the Pirates couldn’t hold onto a lead, and Tellez’s big game at the plate went to waste. The Pirates were also +151 on the money line going into this game.

Quinn Priester got the start for the Pirates and took the loss. He only lasted 4 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits. The Pirates also issued three walks and hit a batter. Pittsburgh’s offense scored their fourth run in the top of the 9th but couldn Blue Jays scored in the bottom of the 9th to pick up the win.

Pittsburgh will take on the Dodgers at home today with an overall record of 27-32, placing them 4th in the NL Central. Currently, they trail the Cardinals by 1.5 games for the 3rd spot in the division and are 8.5 games behind the Brewers for the division lead.

The Pirates have gone just 7-7 in divisional games this year, and they lost two of three games to the Blue Jays in their most recent series. So far, they have been a bit below average at home, going 12-15, and they are just above .500 at 15-17 on the road.

When the Pirates win, they win big, with an average run margin of +3.0. When they lose, they lose by an average of -3.3 runs. Overall, their run line record is 33-26, and they are 20-12 against the run line on the road. As an underdog, they are 26-11 against the run line, and they have covered in two straight games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line for the Pirates-Dodgers game is set at 7.5 runs. The Pirates have played 58 games this season, and 40 of them have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.5 runs per game, and their over/under record is 31-27. When the line has been set at 7.5 runs, their over/under record is 5-7. The over has hit in their last two games.

Jared Jones Gets The Start For The Pirates

Jared Jones will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Tigers, as he gets the start for the Pirates today. In that May 29th start, he gave up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Jones ended up taking the loss in that outing. Looking back further, he has given up three earned runs in three straight starts. Against the Tigers, he gave up two homers. Jones’ record for the season is 3-5, and his ERA is 3.55. Opponents are batting .219 this season vs. Jones. Out of his 11 starts, he has seven quality starts.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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Andrew McCutchen and Bryan Reynolds have been two of the Pirates’ most consistent hitters this season, with McCutchen leading the team with eight homers and Reynolds not far behind with seven. McCutchen is batting just .239 this season, but he has gone 12/41 over his last 10 games. Reynolds has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 12/43 in his last 10 games, including three homers. Nick Gonzales has also been a key offensive player for the Pirates of late, batting .333 over his last 10 games.

For the season, the Pirates are averaging just 4.1 runs per game, which is 22nd in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in terms of slugging percentage, OPS, and home runs. As a team, the Pirates are batting just .229.

Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction

We do see the Dodgers picking up a win on the money line, but at -187, the payout isn’t worth the risk. Instead, we are recommending taking the over at 7.5 runs. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Dodgers, giving us some room for the line to move in either direction.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Tyler Glasnow is projected to finish with seven strikeouts. As for Jared Jones, his strikeout total is at five. Offensively, the Dodgers are predicted to finish with nine team strikeouts, compared to the Pirates with nine.

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