Dodgers vs. Pirates - 8/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (58-55) at Los Angeles Dodgers (64-51)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)
G Cole (7-7) (2.94) vs. B McCarthy (2-2) (3.27)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers / Pittsburgh Pirates --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two Saturday afternoon on FS1.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has picked up as of late, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 125 hits, Josh Harrison has 44 RBI and Andrew McCutchen has 16 home runs. Gerrit Cole gets the nod, and he’s 7-7 with a 2.94 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Cole is 3-0 with a 4.32 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Dodgers have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.61 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 137 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 55 RBI and Justin Turner has 21 home runs. Brandon McCarthy takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. McCarthy is 1-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-6 in Coles last 8 starts. The Dodgers are 20-7 in their last 27 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League Central. The Pirates are 4-0 in Coles last 4 starts vs. Dodgers.
The Pirates have found their groove as of late as they hope to stay in the playoff race, and Cole is still pitching like one of the top pitchers in the game. The Dodgers continue to be hit or miss, and you're never quite sure when they're going to have one of their breakout games. Give me the Pirates with an ace on the hill.