Pirates vs. Dodgers - 8/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (62-47) at Pittsburgh Pirates (63-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm (PNC Park)
A Wood (7-7) (3.65) vs. C Morton (7-4) (4.19)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Dodgers have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads Los Angeles with 122 hits and 49 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Jimmy Rollins have combined for 101 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost five of their last seven road games. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he’s 7-7 with a 3.65 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Wood is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Pirates have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 114 hits and 70 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 99 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight home games. Charlie Morton takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Morton’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 14-3 in their last 17 during game 3 of a series and 23-9 in their last 32 Sunday games. The Pirates are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 10-4 in Mortons last 14 starts. The Dodgers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 69-31 in the last 100 meetings overall.
The Pirates have simply had the Dodgers number in this series and now have Mortonon the mound who has alloed just three runs in his last 12.2 innings. I like Pittsburgh to complete the sweep.