Surging Dodgers Sweep into Pittsburgh
The Los Angeles Dodgers are on a six-game winning streak and have won seven of their last ten. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates are the exact opposite.
They have lost seven of their last ten and are not in a position to compete against the best of the best. They are 2-10 in games against teams over .500 this year.
Dodgers Hold Best Record, Wanting More
The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs on Sunday night in Chicago, and now they are looking to continue their assault on the weak NL Central teams in Pittsburgh.
Though the Dodgers are hot, they need to stay that way with the rest of their NL West division hot on their heels. One bad series could upend the entire division right now.
Statistically, the Dodgers are the best of the best in the MLB. They can hit, they can pitch, they can play defense, they can do it all! As they should with the roster they have constructed.
Julio Urias will look to stay hot and should manage it well against a very weak-hitting Pirates team.
When looking at the sportsbook, the Dodgers are quite adept at covering the runline in 2022. They are 18-7 against the runline, and it is no wonder with having the best offense and the best pitching in the MLB. Their run differential is 2.3 runs over their opponent.
Pirates Hurting all Around
The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off of a rough weekend series. They dropped two of three games to the Reds, who are the worst team in baseball right now.
That doesn’t do a lot in the confidence department for a team full of young talent. And to make things worse, they just lost an integral part of the lineup.
Starting catcher Roberto Perez severely strained his left hamstring legging out a double on Sunday. The early prognosis is looking for this to be an injury that will keep him off the field for a while. The struggling Pirates will try to hold down the fort the best they can without one of their best players.
Jose Quintana will stride to the mound for the Pirates. The veteran lefty has been having a very respectable season so far on such a poor-performing team.
If there is hope for the Pirates to stay in the game, it will be on his shoulders. But he has yet to get through the sixth inning this year, and the bullpen has struggled to maintain games.
Dodgers vs Pirates Head-to-Head
The Los Angeles Dodgers absolutely dominated the 2021 season series, making it 6-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates. This will be their first meeting in 2022, but things will probably not look much different this year.
Two potent lefties will face off on the bump, with Julio Urias going for the Dodgers and Jose Quintana going for the Pirates.
Both have performed very well, and this should be a good matchup while they are in the game. But expect Urias to outlast the aging Quintana, who has yet to stretch his outing further than five innings.
Dodgers vs Pirates Game Information
- Game: Dodgers (19-7) vs Pirates (11-16)
- Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
- Day/Time: Monday, May 9th, 6:35 p.m. ET
- Dodgers vs Pirates Live stream: MLB.tv
Dodgers vs Pirates Betting Lines
Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction
It should come as no surprise that the Los Angeles Dodgers are the heavy favorites in this game and series, especially with the tear they are recently on.
The MLB lines for this game are not very bettor-friendly due to the lopsided matchup between the two teams. So, finding value in the game will probably have to come in the form of a one-game parlay or a multiple-game parlay.
Choosing the Dodgers to win would be a safe bet, but as a lone moneyline at -240, there is little money to be made. Hook the moneyline bet on the Dodgers into a parlay with other games.
When you bet online, take the moneyline win by the Dodgers at -240 and roll that into a parlay bet.