Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Match Preview and Free Picks
Matt Kemp has torched Pittsburgh pitching in four meetings this season and looks to inflict more damage when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Pirates on Tuesday for the middle contest of their three-game series. Kemp went 5-for-5 with a homer, four RBIs and four runs scored on Monday as Los Angeles racked up season highs in runs and hits (21) en route to a 17-1 victory.
Kemp recorded a homer and five RBIs versus the Pirates on June 6 and is a lava-like 10-for-17 with two blasts, 12 RBIs and nine runs scored against them this season. Yasiel Puig went 3-for-5 with a season-high four RBIs and the Dodgers batted around three times while winning their second straight game after losing four of their previous five.
Pittsburgh allowed a season high in runs and is 2-2 on a six-game road trip that began with three games in San Diego. The slumping Starling Marte is expected to miss his third straight start as the Pirates work with him on the side after he batted just .183 in June.
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitchers Report
Pirates RH Ivan Nova (4-5, 4.02 ERA): Nova did not factor in the decision against the New York Mets in his last turn after giving up three runs and five hits over six innings. The 31-year-old allowed just two runs and 12 hits over 19 2/3 frames in his previous three turns, going 2-0 in that stretch. Nova is 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in two career starts versus the Dodgers but has struggled against Kemp (3-for-9).
Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (1-4, 2.84): Kershaw will be making his third start since coming off the disabled list due to a lower back injury. The 30-year-old, who hasn't won since April 15, allowed one run and four hits in five innings against the Chicago Cubs in his last turn. Kershaw is 2-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 11 career starts against the Pirates and has shut down Corey Dickerson (2-for-12, eight strikeouts).
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers Free Predictions and Result
|Dodgers -230 Over/Under 7½||Dodgers 5, Pirates 2|
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Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends
|Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games|
|Pittsburgh is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road|
|Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers|
|Pittsburgh is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing LA Dodgers|
|Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers|
|Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers|
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds Trends
|LA Dodgers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games|
|LA Dodgers is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games|
|LA Dodgers is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games at home|
|LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh|
|LA Dodgers is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh|
|LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh|
|LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh|
|Next Up: Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Wednesday, July 4|