Dodgers at Pirates - 6/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (41-33) at Pittsburgh Pirates (34-39)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
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The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -120 / Los Angeles Dodgers +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a four-game series early Friday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 83 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 32 RBI and Justin Turner has 10 home runs. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 2.64 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Pirates have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost 14 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 83 hits, Gregory Polanco has 44 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has 10 home runs. Jameson Taillon takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Taillon’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 6-14 in their last 20 games following an off day and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Pirates are 39-13 in their last 52 vs. National League West and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The Dodgers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
It's probably only a matter of time before the Pirates turn things around, but it's damn near impossible to predict when that will time will come. Pittsburgh's pitching staff is getting rocked nightly. The Dodgers and the plus money has to be the play here.