Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction 6/26/16
Dodgers vs Pirates pick for 6/26/16. The Pittsburgh (36-39) have taken each of the first two games of the series against Los Angeles (41-35) but will find it much more difficult facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the finale. Kershaw is making it look too easy, with a 9-0 record over his last 10 outings. Andrew McCutchen, who recorded his 11th career multi-homer effort and drove in four runs on Saturday, is 9-for-24 with a blast and four RBIs versus Kershaw. Jordy Mercer also went deep on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.
Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (11-1, 1.57 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Chad Kuhl (NR)
In his last time out, Kershaw did not walk a batter for the eighth time in 15 starts. For all of his success, Kershaw has split four career decisions versus Pittsburgh.
With struggling right-hander Juan Nicasio demoted to the bullpen, Kuhl is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to make his major-league debut. The 23-year-old, who joined the team on Friday, has a 6-2 mark with a 2.58 ERA in 14 starts and has struck out 59 batters over 76 2/3 innings. However, recently he has not been as dominate. In his last outing he allowed just two runs across 5 2/3 innings on Monday but, before that he gave up four runs in each of his previous three starts and had failed to go more than four innings in two of those three.
Dodgers vs Pirates Betting Trends
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Dodgers’s last 13 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh’s last 19 games at home
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
Dodgers vs Pirates Betting Line
MLB: 8:08 PM EST Jun. 26, 2016
Latest Odds : LAD -250 Total 6.5
Dodgers vs Pirates Pick
How could I go against Kershaw? I can’t. The money line is sitting at -250 right now and as far as I am concerned this to big a price to pay against a hot Pirates team. It is the old idea. Which bet provides the most value. To find that look at who Kershaw is going against. The Pirates will be sending out an unknown. In this game my bet is on the over. I still like the Dodgers to win but the price is too steep.
Bet: Over 6.5 runs