Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction - MLB Picks 4/26/23

Pittsburgh Pirates (16-8) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (13-11)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Roansy Contreras (2-1) (4.57) vs Tony Gonsolin (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of their series on Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-11 this season and they have won three games in a row. Los Angeles won Game 1 of this series by a score of 8-7 on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.48 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .259 opponent batting average this year. The Dodgers offense has scored 129 runs with a .230 batting average and a .326 on base percentage. James Outman is batting .316 with seven home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Dodgers. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Tony Gonsolin, who is making his first appearance of the season.

Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 16-8 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Pittsburgh won all four games in their series against Cincinnati. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 3.77 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 118 runs with a .253 batting average and a .330 on base percentage this season. Bryan Reynolds is batting .294 with five home runs and 18 RBI’s for the Pirates. The projected starting pitcher for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 2-1 with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 21.2 innings pitched this year.

Trends

Los Angeles is 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 15-5 in their last 20 Wednesday games. The over is 5-1 in Los Angeles’ last 6 road games. Pittsburgh is 7-1 in their last 8 games and 22-50 in their last 72 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 games. Los Angeles is 9-2 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings in Pittsburgh.

Pick

The Pirates seven game winning streak was snapped on Tuesday night, but they were still able to score seven runs in the loss. Los Angeles is starting to play better, but only has a 13-11 record so far this season. The Dodgers are expected to start Tony Gonsolin, who is coming off of the IL for his first start. The Pirates are starting Roansy Contreras, who has allowed three earned runs over his last 12.2 innings pitched. I like the Pirates at home here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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