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Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 8/19/2021, 2:10 AM UTC
Location: Dodger Stadium
Address: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, USA
Latest Odds: LAD -323 ; O/U 8.5

Dodger Stadium will host game two of three Wednesday night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh has lost four of the last five games played including game one of this series 2-1 on Monday night. Pittsburgh struggled from the plate going 5-30 on the day including 0-10 with runners in scoring position leaving 10 men on base. The only run on the day for the Pirates came after a Wilmer DIfo sacrifice fly and throwing error plated a run.

Steven Brault got the start for Pittsburgh giving up no runs on three hits, while striking out four batters across 5.2 innings of work resulting in a no decision. The Pittsburgh bullpen held true until Chasen Shreve came on in the eighth giving up one run on one hit resulting in the loss.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 73-46 on the year riding a four-game win streak. Justin Bruihl got to start for Los Angeles giving up one hit on one run resulting in a no decision. Los Angeles had a bullpen day using six different pitchers as Blake Treinen came on in relief giving up no runs on no hits, while striking out two batters resulting in the win.

Los Angeles struggled from the plate against Pittsburgh with five hits in 28 at bats to leave six men on base. Billy McKinney sparked the Dodgers offense with a seventh inning solo home run followed by an eighth inning home run by Max Muncy leading to a Dodger win.

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Betting Trends

  • Total has gone UNDER in 6 of the last 8 games for Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 1-11 SU in their last 12 games 
  • Pirates are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against the Dodgers 
  • Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games 
  • Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 home games 
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The Dodgers are the far better team here and it will show from the opening pitch. Los Angeles has owned this matchup winning the last 10 and will continue that streak on Wednesday night. Take the Dodgers to roll against one of the worst teams in the league leading to another win. Final Score Prediction, the Los Angeles Dodgers win and COVER 8-1.

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