Pirates vs. Dodgers - 6/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (41-36) at Pittsburgh Pirates (37-39)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)
S Kazmir (5-3) (4.52) vs. F Liriano (4-7) (5.05)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +103 / Los Angeles Dodgers -113 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers early Monday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.42 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 89 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 33 RBI and Justin Turner has 11 home runs. Scott Kazmir gets the nod, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.52 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-1 with a 11.17 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to win four straight games for the first time since late May. The Pirates have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has caught fire this series, and they’ve won 11 of their last 18 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 87 hits, Gregory Polanco has 44 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has 12 home runs. Francisco Liriano takes the hill, and he’s 4-7 with a 5.17 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 4-0 with a 2.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 18-8 in their last 26 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Kazmirs last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Pirates are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in Lirianos last 5 home starts. The Dodgers are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh.
The Pirates are slowly starting to find a groove again and now have to be even more confident after beating Kershaw late Sunday night. When you add the quick turnaround and the fact Pittsburgh is at home, you have to like the home team and plus money. The Dodgers offense just hasn't shown up this series.