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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Independence Day’s MLB Picks!

Posted by: Mike Davis
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Sportsbook betting preview

As we prepare to honor the men and women who fight to protect this great country, online baseball betting sites are preparing for another round of thrilling action. Being a national holiday, the action will start earlier than normal. Nevertheless, today we’ll be taking a look at tonight’s Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers matchup. What do the online betting odds have to say about this pairing?

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Wednesday, July 4th          

Series: Game 3 || Dodgers Lead 2-0

When: 8:10  pm ET

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Online Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Pirates +1½ (-210) TBP +185
Dodgers 8 (-110) TBP -205
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Pittsburgh Pirates 

The Pirates swim into this Wednesday night pairing sporting a 40-45 record that ranks them 4th in the NL Central. Although they’re sitting on a losing record, theoretically there’s still enough time left in the season for a Pirates turnaround. However, considering that Pittsburgh has turned in two straight losing seasons, it does not seem like they’ll be turning anything around. Testament to this is the fact that the Pirates are 1-3 in their last 3 matchups. And since they just lost two straight to Los Angeles, it’s easy to see why tonight’s online baseball betting odds are pegging them as the underdog. Clay Holmes will get the start on behalf of Pittsburgh this evening – his first on the year. Holmes will be looking to improve his 2.25 ERA and his 1.25 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Corey Dickerson (6 HR, 33 RBI, .301 BA), Starling Marte (9 HR, 34 RBI, .262 BA), and Gregory Polanco (11 HR, 41 RBI, .230 BA).

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers lead into this Independence Day pairing flashing a 46-39 record that ranks them 2nd in the NL West. At the present moment, Los Angeles is 1 ½ games behind the division leading Arizona Diamondbacks. Considering that the Dodgers are currently sitting on a 3-game winning streak, it’s clear Los Angeles can make a push for the No. 1 spot in the division. To help get them there, the Dodgers will be sending Rich Hill to the mound this evening. Hill is 1-3 on the season with a whopping 4.68 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Matt Kemp (15 HR, 55 RBI, .318), Joc Pederson (13 HR, 34 RBI, .266 BA), and Cody Bellinger (17 HR, 43 RBI, .238 BA).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’ last 8 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet baseball online take in this Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers pairing? While the odds are leaning towards the Dodgers, Pittsburgh will actually have the better pitcher on the mound this evening. With that in mind, it might be a good idea to take the Pirates straight up. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-3 Pittsburgh.

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