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LA Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

June 6, 2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers get set to clash against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the finale of a three-game set Thursday in the early evening inside PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. They will toss out the first pitch at 6:40 pm in this one.

Bookmaker has installed the Pirates +155 on the ML.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers have raced out to a solid start this season, and they know their division is very competitive and stacked. They lead the talented but often underachieving San Diego Padres heading into Thursday's action.

Los Angeles has an offense that can consistently produce runs, and they just need to keep this pace if they are going to fend off the Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, who had a surprise run into the World Series last season.

On offense, DH Shohei Ohtani has provided a significant spark to the lineup, and he leads the club in home runs with 14 already. He is hitting .321 and has driven 38 runs in the young season. With his bat in the lineup on any night, he consistently gets on base for the Dodgers, who are batting a solid .255 on the season.

Los Angeles will toss out Walker Buehler, who has posted a mark of just 1-3 and needs to turn it around quickly. He has dropped three out of his last four starts.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pirates have had an up-and-down start to their season, but this is not uncommon at all. They have yet to get the type of production they were anticipating with their lineup, and they have to rely too much on their starters to go deep into games, and they are not made for that.

On offense, they are led by left-fielder Bryan Reynolds, who has cracked eight homers while driving in 32 runs and is batting .257 on the season. The Pirates need to figure out ways to get on base and scratch out some runs, and if they need to take more chances and try to seal bases, so be it. They will send out Bailey Falter, who carries a 3-2 mark into the game when he takes the ball and steps onto the mound.

He needs to get into a groove early and gain some confidence as the game progresses. If he can go six innings deep and get backed by some offense, the Pirates can win this game and earn a big win.

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Pirates are 3-2 in their last five games and 4-1 in their previous five games against the spread. They are also 19-13 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in three out of their last five games. The Dodgers are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 15-13 in their road games against the number.

Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +155