Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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14-17, 5th in National League Central May 8, 10:10 PM | Grass of Dodger Stadium 17-14, 2nd in National League West
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 10:10 PM ET, Monday, May 8, 2017
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV: 10:10 p.m. ET, ROOT (Pittsburgh), SportsNet LA (Los Angeles)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Pirates RH Trevor Williams (1-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. Dodgers LH Alex Wood (2-0, 3.28 ERA)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Pittsburgh Pirates [T. Williams -R] +1½ -115 +194 Ov 8 -110
Los Angeles Dodgers [A. Wood -L] -1½ -105 -210 Un 8 -110
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The fans at Dodger Stadium will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers when they take their seats on Monday.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Trevor Williams in this one. Right hander Williams is 1-1 this season with a 5.40 ERA.

The Dodgers will counter Williams with Alex Wood. Left hander Wood has a 3.28 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.

Williams, who is filling in for the injured Jameson Taillon, will make his second career start and attempt to fare better than he has out of the bullpen in 2017. The 25-year-old has struggled with his control (seven walks in 11 2/3 innings) and been scored upon in four of his six relief appearances, including each of his last three. Williams is allowing right-handed hitters to bat .389 against him as he faces the Dodgers for the first time in his brief career.

Sunday’s rainout has created a dilemma for Los Angeles, which is undecided on whether to send Brandon McCarthy or Alex Wood to the mound. McCarthy, who already was pushed back a day due to a shoulder issue, yielded four runs in five innings of a no-decision against Philadelphia in his last outing on April 29. Wood gave up five runs – four earned – and needed 94 pitches to get through five frames Tuesday versus San Francisco, although he still managed to cruise to a win thanks to a season-high eight strikeouts and 13 runs of support.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

After a rough 3-7 stretch during the middle of last month, the Los Angeles Dodgers are beginning to play a lot more like the team that has won four straight National League West titles. The Dodgers attempt to secure their eighth victory in 10 contests Monday, when they open a three-game series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.

Behind the red-hot bat of the 21-year-old Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles is averaging 6.2 runs during its recent surge and eight over its last four games. The rookie first baseman homered three times and drove in half of the Dodgers’ 18 runs during their abbreviated two-game series in San Diego over the weekend as the team missed out on a chance to record its second three-game sweep in three sets due to Sunday’s rainout. Pittsburgh is coming off a series win against Milwaukee, although it suffered a 6-2 defeat on Sunday to fall for the fifth time in eight games. With the exception of a 12-run outburst in Cincinnati on Tuesday, the Pirates have struggled to score over that stretch, averaging 2.6 runs over the other seven contests.

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Team record: 14-17 SU
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 17-14 SU
LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Tuesday, May 9


1. Pittsburgh is 15-5 against Los Angeles since the start of the 2014 season.

2. Dodgers 3B Justin Turner has hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games and is batting .409 with runners in scoring position.

3. Pirates 1B/OF Jose Osuna, who hit a team-high five home runs during the spring, belted his first shot in 43 career at-bats Sunday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Los Angeles Dodgers will win outright at -210 and the game will go over 8 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Dodgers 6, Pirates 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

3.77 RUNS 4.74
4.35 RUNS AGNST 3.52
-0.58 DIFF 1.23
-$139 MONEY -$476
3.78 TEAM ERA 3.33
7.84 OFF HITS 8.39
3.68 OFF WALKS 3.90
7.00 OFF Ks 7.97
8.71 DEF HITS 7.77
3.00 DEF WALKS 3.03
7.48 DEF Ks 9.65
Chris Stewart C 15-Day Disabled List
Hung Ho Kang 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Gerrit Cole P 15-Day Disabled List
Scott Van Slyke OF 15-Day Disabled List
Louis Coleman P 15-Day Disabled List
Trace Thompson OF 15-Day Disabled List
Andre Ethier OF 60-Day Disabled List
Yimi Garcia P 15-Day Disabled List
Kike Hernandez 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Clayton Kershaw P 15-Day Disabled List
Chin-Hui Tsao P 15-Day Disabled List
Alex Wood P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Hatcher P 60-Day Disabled List
Hyun-Jin Ryu P 15-Day Disabled List
Josh Ravin P 15-Day Disabled List
Brett Anderson P 15-Day Disabled List
Scott Kazmir P 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh’s last 21 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 12-3 SU in their last 15 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 8-15 SU in their last 23 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 15-8 SU in their last 23 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs LA Dodgers’s Overall Defense 3.8 13 3.5 1
Pittsburgh’s Away Scoring vs LA Dodgers’s Home Defense 4.1 11 3.3 1
Pittsburgh’s Road ERA vs LA Dodgers’s Home ERA Allowed 3.3 2 5.1 4
LA Dodgers’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 4.7 8 4.4 4
LA Dodgers’s Home Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Road Defense 5.3 4 3.6 2
LA Dodgers’s Home ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Road ERA Allowed 3.0 1 3.8 10
Pirates are third worst in the league in times striking out with 8.2 per game.
Pirates have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Pirates are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.0 per game.
Pirates are third in the league in striking out opponents with 7.8 per game.
Dodgers have allowed the third fewest runs in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Dodgers allow the third least hits in the league at 8.2 per game.
Dodgers strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.0 per game.

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