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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/21/14

Los Angeles Dodgers (55-45) at Pittsburgh Pirates (52-46)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (10-5) (3.440) vs. Edinson Volquez (R) (8-6) (3.716)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -110 / Los Angeles Dodgers +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Monday for game one of their series of post-season contenders.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to get into position to make the post –season and overcome what was a bad start. The Pirates are 32-20 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won three gaes in a row. As a team the Pirates are hitting .256 with Andrew McCutchen hitting .320, Neil Walker hitting .283, and Starling Marte hitting .258. The Pirates pitching staff has an ERA of 3.70 with the starters at 3.88 and the bullpen at 3.37. For game one against the Dodgers the Pirates start Edinson Volquez who has won his last four starts. For the season Volquez has allowed 97 hits and 45 earned runs while striking out 73 over 111 innings for an 8-6 record and a 3.65 ERA.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/21/14


The Los Angeles Dodgers are battling it out on top of the NL West and they are coming off of a game on Sunday Night in St. Louis. The Dodgers are 30-21 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of  a hard fought win on Sunday. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .256 with Yasiel Puig hitting .308, Dee Gordon hitting .294, and Hanley Ramirez hitting .274. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.31 with the starters at 3.13 and the bullpen at 3.67. For game one at Pittsburgh the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who won last time out to end a two decision losing streak. For the season Ryu has allowed 108 hits and 40 earned runs while striking out 93 over 104.2 innings for a 10-5 record and a 3.44 ERA.

Pittsburgh is 6-0 in their last six home games, 5-2 against a left-handed starter, and 4-0 in Volquez’s last four starts. Los Angeles is 41-19 in game one of a series, 1-4 as a road underdog, and 5-2 in Ryu’s last seven road starts. Los Angeles is 36-17 in their last 53 games in Pittsburgh.

With the total set at 7.5 my free play is going to be on the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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