Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction 6/5/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (38-24) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-32) on Wednesday, June 5th. This game will be played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and televised on SNLA. The Pirates are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Dodgers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pirates. First pitch is set for 5:40 CT.

Dodgers vs Pirates

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Pittsburgh picked up a 1-0 win over the Dodgers in the most recent game of this series. The Pirates offense only mustered four hits but got to Tyler Glasnow for one run in six innings of work. As for the Dodgers, they were held in check by Jared Jones, who gave up just three hits and no earned runs across six innings of work.

Jack Suwinski was the difference for the Pirates, as he homered and scored the game’s only run. Bryan Reynolds also had a two-hit game for Pittsburgh. As for the Dodgers, Freddie Freeman went 2/4.

David Bednar closed things out for the Pirates, while Glasnow took the loss for Los Angeles.

With a record of 38-24, the Dodgers lead the NL West by seven games over the Padres. Currently, the Dodgers trail the Pirates in the series, 0-1. So far, they have gone 13-10 in divisional games. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 37-22 this year, and they are 17-10 as the favorite on the road. At home, the Dodgers are 21-12 this season.

Los Angeles has an overall series record of 13-8 this year, and they have won two straight series. The Dodgers have gone 5-5 across their last 10 games, and they are 1-2 as the underdog this year.

Los Angeles is 16-13 against the run line on the road this season, and their average run margin in those games is +1.6 runs per game. For the season, they are 32-30 against the run line overall, with an average run margin of +1.4 runs per game. They are 31-28 against the run line as the favorite and 1-2 as the underdog.

Los Angeles Dodgers games have had an average run total of 8.2 this season, and their over/under record is 30-32. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 3-6. The under has hit in four straight games, and the Dodgers have played 69.4% of their games with higher over/under lines than 8 runs.

James Paxton Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Left-hander James Paxton gets the start for the Dodgers today as he faces the Pirates on the road. He has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 5-0 with an ERA of 3.29. Paxton’s WHIP for the season is 1.39. Looking back at his last three outings, Paxton has finished with a no-decision in each one. Most recently, he went three innings against the Mets, not giving up a run and giving up two hits. Against the Reds, he gave up five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. Paxton has made four quality starts this year.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts have been the Dodgers’ most consistent hitters this season, with Ohtani leading the team with a .321 batting average and 14 homers, which is 6th best in the league. Betts is batting .314 and has gone deep nine times. Ohtani and Teoscar Hernandez are both tied for the team lead with 38 RBIs. Hernandez is also 2nd on the team with 12 homers.

Los Angeles comes into the game as one of the league’s top offensive teams, as they are 4th in home runs and 3rd in team batting average. As a team, they are averaging 4.8 runs per game and have been even better at home, averaging 5 runs per contest. They also come into the game with the league’s 2nd ranked on-base percentage and team OPS.

Pittsburgh is 28-32 overall and trail the Brewers by 7.5 games in the NL Central. Currently, they are 4th in the division and have gone 7-7 against other NL Central teams. The Pirates won the first game of this series vs. the Dodgers and are 6-9-4 in series this year.

At home, the Pirates are 13-15 compared to 15-17 on the road. So far, they have really struggled as the favorite, going 8-14. As for their record as the underdog, they are 20-18 this year. Pittsburgh’s overall record has them 4th in the NL Central.

The Pirates have been a solid bet to cover the run line this season, with a 34-26 record. They have been especially good on the road, going 20-12 against the run line. They have been a good bet as the underdog, going 27-11 against the run line. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.0, while it is -3.3 in losing games.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing the Los Angeles Dodgers at home today. The over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs. The combined run average for Pirates games this season is 8.4 runs per game. Overall, the Pirates have a 31-28 over/under record this season. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 9-8. So far this season, 40% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Paul Skenes Gets The Start For The Pirates

Paul Skenes will be making his third start of the season, and he has been impressive in his first two outings. He picked up a win in his last start against the Tigers, going 6 innings and striking out 9. In his first start, he went 6 innings and struck out 11 against the Cubs.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Pirates are averaging just 4 runs per game, which is 22nd in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 3.7 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .228 and have the 18th ranked on-base percentage in the league. The Pirates do have a good team walk rate and are 8th in the league in walks.

Andrew McCutchen and Bryan Reynolds are tied for the team lead with 8 home runs, and Reynolds’ 32 RBIs are the best mark on the team. However, Reynolds has hit just .214 over his last seven games, while McCutchen has gone 7/29 in that stretch. McCutchen also has one homer and six RBIs in his last seven games.

Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction

The best bet for this Dodgers vs. Pirates matchup is to take the Pirates on the money line, with the payout being -117. We have the Pirates winning this one by a score of 6-5. Offensively, we have the Dodgers finishing with 11 hits compared to the Pirates with nine.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have James Paxton finishing with six strikeouts compared to Paul Skenes with five. Skenes is projected to go just five innings, while we have Paxton going six.

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