Pirates Looking to Cool Off Red-Hot Dodgers
MLB betting is heating up as the season moves along, and there are a number of games to bet on for Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, and Pittsburgh took the series opener.
Despite the loss on Monday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers still come into this game with a record of 19-8 on the year. The Dodgers are sitting atop the standings in the NL West, and they are still the betting favorites to win the World Series.
Pittsburgh improved to 12-16 with the win on Monday night, but this is a team that is searching for some answers. The Pirates are in this place in the Central Division, but they aren’t going to remain in the race for long.
The MLB lines for this game have the Los Angeles Dodgers as the moneyline betting favorites at -230.
Dodgers Getting Great Pitching
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to do nearly everything well, and that’s why manager Dave Roberts was not upset after the loss on Monday. Roberts said, “They outhit us and they outpitched us tonight and that’s the ballgame. I thought Quintana was really good.”
The pitching staff has really carried Los Angeles up to this point as they have a team ERA of just 2.19 to begin the year. Tony Gonsolin is set to make the start on Tuesday night and he has gone 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA to begin the year.
Los Angeles has one of the most feared offenses in baseball, and there have been a number of players that have stepped up. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a .317 batting average and Mookie Betts has belted five home runs.
Pittsburgh Finding Some Offense
The Pittsburgh Pirates do not have a team that is capable of making the playoffs in 2022, but they do have a lineup that is producing. Pittsburgh is hitting .241 as a team, and they have also belted 22 home runs this season.
Ke’Bryan Hayes looks like a future superstar in the league and he is hitting .333 to begin the year. Dan Vogelbach has provided some much-needed power for Pittsburgh as he leads the team with four home runs.
Bryse Wilson will be on the mound on Tuesday night, and he is looking to bounce back after a rough start. Wilson is 0-1 with a 3.79 ERA in 2022, and he will be facing a lineup that is looking to bounce back.
Dodgers vs Pirates Head-to-Head
Pittsburgh might have won the series opener on Monday night, but the recent results show how dominant Los Angeles has been in the head-to-head meeting. The Dodgers won all six games over the Pirates a season ago, and they are now 23-3 against Pittsburgh since 2017.
Dodgers vs Pirates Game Information
- Game: Dodgers (19-8) vs Pirates (12-16)
- Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 10, 6:35 p.m. ET
- Dodgers vs Pirates Live stream: MLB.tv
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Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction
You want to look at the most recent scores and odds when making MLB picks, but don’t be confused about the win on Monday night. Pittsburgh might have gotten the better of Los Angeles in the series opener, but these teams are not evenly matched.
The starting pitching matchup in this game clearly favors the Dodgers, and the offense is going to bounce back after a tough night on Monday. Pittsburgh did nearly everything right in the series opener, but it will be Los Angeles that takes complete control of this game.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Los Angeles Dodgers -1½ over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.