Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates

DODGERS VS PIRATES

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Today’s matchup is between the Los Angeles Dodgers (34-25) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-35). The Dodgers have won 4 of their last 10 games & the Pirates have won 5 of their last 10 games.

The Dodgers are starting Walker Buehler (RHP), who is 4-0 on the season with a 2.82 ERA, 3.79 FIP, 0.273 wOBA, K% of 25.7%, BB% of 4.8%, 88.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.96 WHIP in 70.1 innings pitched.

The Pirates are starting JT Brubaker (RHP), who is 4-4 on the season with a 3.74 ERA, 4.56 FIP, 0.324 wOBA, K% of 23.6%, BB% of 5.5%, 88 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.2 WHIP in 55.1 innings pitched.

The Dodgers are 14th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Pirates are 12th.

On the hitting side, the Dodgers have a .325 wOBA and a .337 OBP. The Pirates have a .287 wOBA and a .300 OBP. The Dodgers have 72 HRs this season while the Pirates have 39 HRs.

There's no doubt Walker Buehler is the better pitcher & a good one at that, but he's not as good as his 4-0 record indicates. That said in this game where the Pirates don't hit many home runs Buehler should advance to 5-0. Dodgers for the win!

  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games.
  • LA Dodgers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
  • LA Dodgers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against Pittsburgh.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games against LA Dodgers.

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