Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/30/2014
Saturday, May 31, 6:15 PM on FOX
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Pittsburgh Pirates - Cumpton, B (0-1) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Ryu, H (5-2)
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25-year-old Brandon Cumpton will be getting the start for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday and will be going up against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In his third start of the season, Brandon Cumpton ended up with a no decision against the New York Mets on Sunday after pitching six strong innings. He allowed just one earned run in that outing on seven hits while walking one and striking out one. Cumpton is now 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA through those three starts and has walked just two batters in 18.2 innings.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has only faced Cumpton three times so far in his career, but he has shown that he can hit him by getting two singles and an RBI off of him. No one on the Dodgers has hit a home run off of the right-hander yet.
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched well against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday and ended up picking up his fifth win of the season. He went 7.1 innings in that start and allowed three runs on three hits while striking out seven and walking no one. Ryu is now 5-2 on the year and has walked just 12 batters in 52.1 innings while striking out 47.
Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen is 1-for-3 against Ryu and is the only player on the Pirates who has hit a home run off of him.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-26-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.5
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 28-23-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/26/14 C A.J. Ellis Ankle 15-day DL (5/25)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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