Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +155 / Los Angeles Dodgers -169 -- Over/Under: 8
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Pirates have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 24 hits and 18 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Frazier have combined for 45 hits and eight RBI. Trevor Williams gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Williams is 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 17-5 this season when scoring three or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 42 hits and 33 RBI while Justin Turner and Corey Seager have combined for 51 hits and 16 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he was 11-5 with a 3.66 ERA and 150 strikeouts last season. Hill is 4-2 with a 3.28 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 4-1 in Williams' last 5 road starts and 4-1 in Williams' last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 21-8 in their last 29 home games, 35-17 in their last 52 Sunday games and 7-1 in Hills last 8 starts. The Pirates are 14-41 in the last 55 meetings in Los Angeles and 3-13 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 10-3 in Hills last 13 home starts. The under is 39-13-1 in Williams' last 53 starts overall.
The Pittsburgh Pirates still can't put together any offense and I'm not trying to get behind them during this seven-game losing streak. Hill hasn't pitched since October due to a knee injury, but he's making his debut against a Pirates lineup that's low on confidence and can't produce back-to-back hits. Hill is usually very impressive at Dodger Stadium and has a hot offense to back him up if anything goes wrong. I'm usually iffy backing pitchers who haven't been active, but backing the Pirates is a no go in their current form.