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Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/16/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 8/17/2021, 2:10 AM UTC
Location: Dodger Stadium
Latest Odds: LAD -255 ; O/U 9
TV Channel: SNLA

The final game of the Monday night MLB schedule will feature a matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pirates (42-76) have dropped nine of their previous ten games and are sitting in last place in the NL Central Division. On Sunday, Pittsburgh managed just four hits and struck out 13 times during a 2-1 home loss versus Milwaukee.

Twenty-nine year old left-hander Steven Brault (0-1 3.00 ERA) will make his third start of the season for the Pirates. Last time out, Brault allowed two runs in five innings during a 4-1 home loss versus St. Louis.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are fresh off a three-game sweep and trail San Francisco by four full games for first place in the NL West Division. Last night, 1B Max Muncy homered twice and drove in four runs during a 14-4 road triumph against New York. All-Star SP Max Scherzer (10-4) allowed two runs in six innings to earn the win for the Dodgers, who improved to 72-46 on the year.

Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts has yet to name a starting pitcher for Monday. The Dodgers currently rank first in the majors with a 3.10 ERA and have lagged 59 quality starts.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Pirates are 16-39 in their last 55 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Dodgers are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series.
  • Over is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Under is 5-2 in Dodgers last 7 home games.
  • Pirates are 42-92 in the last 134 meetings.
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Los Angeles OF Mookie Betts received an injection for his injured right hip on Friday and remains on the 10-day injured list. Through 118 games, Pittsburgh ranks 29th in OPS and 30th in runs scored. For the season, Los Angeles ranks 6th in OPS and 2nd in runs scored. Take the Pirates to steal one on the road. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 5-4.

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