Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Mat Latos (4-7) vs. Francisco Liriano (7-6)
The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park on Saturday. Mat Latos is the probable starter for the Dodgers and he'll face Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +123 and Pittsburgh at -133. The over/under was set at 7. The Dodgers have a 52-51 over/under record and a 48-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Pirates have a 46-50 over/under record and a 45-61 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Dodgers come into this game with a 62-46 record, and they are 25-28 away from home. Mat Latos has an earned run average of 4.29 and is 4-7 so far on the season while having a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Dodgers are 7-10 over his 94.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 89 hits during those innings. The Dodgers are also 9-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.99 and they've given up 281 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 340 times and walking 106 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.52 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .246, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .308 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.23 hits per game and Howie Kendrick leads the team with 118.
With a 62-44 overall record, Pittsburgh will come into this game 36-18 at home. Francisco Liriano is starting this game 7-6 for the season with an earned run average of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.06. In his starts, the Pirates are 10-10 and he has allowed 92 hits over 126.1 innings pitched this season. The Pirates are also 10-7 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.84 and they have given up 298 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .242 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 283 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.21.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .316 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.82 hits per game and Starling Marte leads the team with 110.
The Dodgers have committed 48 errors and have combined for 1,121 assists and 2,870 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .982 team fielding percentage while committing 78 errors, accumulating 1266 assists and compiling 2,912 put outs.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 52-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-60 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 45-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/31/15 3B Justin Turner Thigh Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
06/18/15 P Chris Hatcher Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/15)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
08/01/15 P A.J. Burnett Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/20/15 SS Jordy Mercer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/20)
07/19/15 CF Gorkys Hernandez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
07/06/15 3B Josh Harrison Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/22)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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