Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (41-35) at Pittsburgh Pirates (36-39)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 8:08 pm (PNC Park)
C Kershaw (11-1) (1.57) vs. Chad Kuhl (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +245 / Los Angeles Dodgers -270 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers butt heads with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday Night Baseball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been in a groove the past few weeks and need much more if they expect to catch San Francisco. The Dodgers have been playing their best baseball with wins in eight of ten before the arms and bats both struggled in a 6-1 loss at Pittsburgh Saturday. LAD starter Kenta Maeda was charged with four runs on four hits over frames to get the loss before Joe Blanton gave up two. Los Angeles was held to eight hits with AJ Ellis driving in a run while Scott Van Slyke scoring. Ace Clayton Kershaw looks to continue his season long roll at Pittsburg on Sunday night. On the season, Kershaw has gone 11-1 with a 0.67 WHIP and 1.57 ERA in 15 outings.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to get back to their winning ways after several weeks of struggles. Slumping Pittsburgh had lost eight of ten but have won back to back contests versus the Dodgers whom they give fits to. Buccos starter Jeff Locke was at his best with the lone run scored on five hits through seven innings to pick up the win. Pittsburgh mustered five hits and walked four times with Jordy Mercer smacking a two run bomb while Andrew McCutchen went deep twice and drove in four.
The under is 6-2 in the Dodgers last 8 Sunday games and Los Angeles are 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games while going 22-6 in Kershaw’s last 28 Sunday starts. The over is 7-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 9 Sunday games and the Pirates are 2-7 in their last 9 home games while going 7-20 in their last 27 overall. The Dodgers are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings and the over is 53-26-2 in the last 81 meetings. I have seen Chad Kuhl listed as the Pitt starter but I’m not 100% certain…