The Los Angeles Dodgers (20-8) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-17) wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. These two teams split the first two matchups with Los Angeles coming off a dominant 11-1 win on Tuesday night. Ryan Pepiot (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is on the hill for Los Angeles. Dillon Peters (3-1, 2.16 ERA) gets the start for Pittsburgh.
The first pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is listed as the -180 favorite (risk $180 to win $100) in the latest Dodgers vs. Pirates odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Pittsburgh is a +160 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is set at 8.5. Before making any Pirates vs. Dodgers picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a sizzling start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 31-19 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through five weeks, returning almost $800 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Dodgers vs. Pirates, and just locked in their picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Pirates vs. Dodgers:
- Dodgers vs. Pirates money line: Dodgers -180, Pirates +160
- Dodgers vs. Pirates run-line: Dodgers -1.5 (-120)
- Dodgers vs. Pirates over-under: 8.5 runs
- LAD: The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last eight games
- PIT: The Pirates are 2-6 in their last eight games at home
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Why you should back the Dodgers
Shortstop Trea Turner has outstanding speed and bat control with the ability to hit for contact. Turner has sure hands in the batter’s box and on defense. The 2021 All-Star has a batting average of .259 with a team-high 21 RBIs. Turner has displayed his run-producing abilities and looks to continue his solid start to the year.
First baseman Freddie Freeman has been a constant offensive force in the lineup for Los Angeles. Freeman has a big swing with power to any part on the field. The five-time All-Star plays defense well in the corner due to his impressive frame and quick instincts. Freeman is first on the team in batting average (.314), on-base percentage (.398), and hits (33) to go along with 13 RBIs.
Why you should back the Pirates
Third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes has shown the ability to consistently make contact with the baseball and get on base. Hayes is aggressive in the box with great awareness of the strike zone. He’s also a terrific defender in the corner with a strong arm and velocity on his throws. The 25-year-old is first on the squad in batting average (.337) and hits (32) with seven runs batted in.
Left fielder Ben Gamel is a solid hitter with good plate discipline. Gamel’s swing is sweet and compact with run-producing qualities. He has a batting average of .292 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Gamel recorded 2-plus hits in five of his last seven games. On May 9, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
How to make Pirates vs. Dodgers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 10.3 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Dodgers vs. Pirate? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.
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