LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 6/6/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (28-32) vs LA Dodgers (38-24)

Game Info: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:40 pm (PNC Park)

Bailey Falter (3-2) (3.22) vs Walker Buehler (1-3) (4.32)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +160 / LA Dodgers -175 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet Thursday in MLB action from PNC Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send out Walker Buehler for the start here and Buehler is 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. In his career, Buehler is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 15 strikeouts against Pittsburgh. Bailey Falter will get the start for the Pirates and is 3-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Falter’s first career start against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to avoid the sweep after a 10-6 loss to the Pirates in Wednesday’s matchup. The Dodgers will still take the series loss, snapping their run of back-to-back series wins after knocking off the Rockies and Mets over the last week.

Dodgers Having Up And Down Offense In Recent Games

Shohei Ohtani has 77 hits including a team-high 15 home runs, 17 doubles and 40 RBIs with a .322 batting average while Mookie Betts has 76 hits with 14 doubles, 3 triples, 9 homers and 32 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 12 home runs with 38 RBIs and a team-high 78 strikeouts. Betts also has 9 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 14 stolen bases. Freddie Freeman also has 35 RBIs with 17 doubles and Will Smith has added 16 doubles, 9 home runs and 38 RBIs.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Dodgers have won five of their last six night games against the Pirates following a road loss.
  • The Pirates have lost four of their last five night games against the Dodgers at PNC Park following a win.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in five of their last six games as favorites against the Pirates following a road loss.
  • The Pirates have failed to cover the run line in three of their last four games as underdogs against NL West opponents following a win.

Pittsburgh Pirates Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking to complete the sweep of the Dodgers after Wednesday’s win, and the series win snaps a winless run of series after losing their series with the Blue Jays last weekend.

Pirates Dealing With Offensive Inconsistencies Of Their Own

Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 63 hits with 12 doubles along with 8 home runs and 34 RBIs while Andrew McCutchen has a team-high 8 home runs and Jack Suwinski has a team-high 5 stolen bases. Oneil Cruz leads the Pirates with 78 strikeouts while also posting 13 doubles, 7 home runs and 20 RBIs and Connor Joe has a .272 batting average and a team-high 14 doubles as well this season.

Why the Pittsburgh Pirates will win

  • The Dodgers have lost each of their last five games as road favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Pirates have won five of their last six games as underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games at PNC Park.
  • The Pirates have covered the run line each of their last six night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games as road favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Dodgers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as favorites against NL Central opponents.

LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

I’m looking at the Pirates here. The Pirates have had an answer for the Dodgers for the better part of this series and it’s not like the Dodgers’ offense has been lighting the world on fire lately. Not only that, Walker Buehler’s yet to really look dominant in any of his starts this season as he’s usually been good to give up 3 or 4 runs any time he takes the mound. On the other side, the Pirates are 4-1 in Falter’s starts at home this season and I think there’s just too much value to pass on with the Pirates here.

Chris’s Pick Pittsburgh +160

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