May 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias (7) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
- The Dodgers are -240 road favorites over the Pirates on Monday night
- Left-hander Julio Urias (2-1, 1.88) will start for Los Angeles against lefty Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.38)
- A look at the Dodgers vs Pirates odds is below with a pick
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to keep rolling when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:35 pm ET, Monday, in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.
The National League West-leading Dodgers (19-7, 9-5 road) are on a six-game winning streak, including beating the Cubs 7-1 on Sunday night in Chicago to complete a three-game series sweep. The Pirates (11-16, 5-7 home) have lost eight of their last 11 games, including 7-3 to the Reds on Sunday in Cincinnati.
Dodgers vs Pirates Odds
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-240||-1.5 (-143)||Over 7.5 (-105)|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||+200||+1.5 (+116)||Under 7.5 (-114)|
Odds as of May 9th at Barstool Sportsbook.
As -240 favorites on the moneyline, the Dodgers have an implied win probability of 70.59%. Los Angeles is favored in the World Series odds at +475 while the Pirates are major longshots at +40000.
The gametime temperature is forecast for 68 degrees with a low of 46 under mostly clear skies and wind from the east at 5-7 mph.
Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh Probable Pitchers
In a matchup of left-handers, Julio Urias (2-1, 1.88) is expected to pitch for the Dodgers against Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.38). Urias will going on five days rest and Quintana on four.
Urias vs Quintana
Urias is coming off pitching six scoreless innings to beat the Giants last Tuesday in Los Angeles in his most-recent start. Urias, whose NL Cy Young odds are +3000, allowed four hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out four.
There was a bit of controversy because manager Dave Roberts pulled him after just 65 pitches.
Julio Urías closed out the WS what do you mean they don’t trust him lol pic.twitter.com/vOPgz9bQUf
— J (@JDodgersLA) May 4, 2022
In five career games (two starts) against the Pirates, Urias is 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA. He is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in two games (one start) at PNC Park.
Urias has a record of 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA in three road starts this season. He is 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in three nighttime starts.
Quintana is still looking for his first win of the season after five starts, though he had a solid outing last Wednesday against the Tigers in Detroit. Pitching the second game of a doubleheader, Quintana gave up two runs and four hits in five innings while striking out three and walking one. Quintana hasn’t won a game in the major leagues since 2019.
Quintana has a 1-2 career record in 11 games (eight starts) against the Dodgers but a solid 3.55 ERA.
This will be just Quintana’s second start at night. In his other one, he surrendered two runs in 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on April 22 at Chicago. Quintana is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA in three starts at PNC Park.
Chris Taylor is 7 for 17 (.412) off Quintana with three doubles while Mookie Betts is 6 for 17 (.353) with two doubles and a home run.
Dodgers vs Pirates Betting Outlook
Cody Bellinger had three hits to lead the Dodgers over the Cubs on Sunday night.
Betts added two hits to extend his hitting streak to a team-best nine games. Justin Turner and Freddie Freeman each had a sacrifice fly.
Every team in the NL West is over .500, but the @Dodgers are the hottest. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DKPjzawa9f
— MLB (@MLB) May 9, 2022
The Dodgers held the Cubs to three runs and 15 hits in three games.
Michael Perez provided the offensive highlight for the Pirates in Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati with a two-run home run. Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, but its bullpen allowed seven runs in three innings.
The Dodgers have won 16 straight games against the Pirates dating to 2018, sweeping the season series 6-0 in 2019 and 2021. The teams did not play during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Turner led the way for the Dodgers last season against the Pirates, going 7 for 17 (.412) with a double and two homers.
“I feel that rotational swings are more collision-hitting. You’re in & out the zone so fast when you’re rotational. The more linear you are, the sooner & longer you’re in the zone. There’s more room for error.” Justin Turner pic.twitter.com/5ORK2q4t86
— John Peabody (@PeabodyBaseball) April 29, 2022
Los Angeles is also 25-2 versus Pittsburgh since the start of the 2017 season.
Dodgers vs Pirates Last 10 Games
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Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction
The Dodgers, not surprisingly, are heavy favorites in this matchup. Despite the big number, it’s hard to bet against Los Angeles as it has outclassed the Pirates time and again in recent years.
Pick: Dodgers ML (-240)
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