Predictions for Pirates vs. Dodgers: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – June 5

Wednesday’s contest features the Los Angeles Dodgers (38-24) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-32) matching up at PNC Park in what should be a competitive matchup, with a projected 6-5 victory for the Dodgers according to our computer prediction. Game time is at 6:40 PM ET on June 5.

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Pirates vs. Dodgers Matchup Info

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Pirates vs. Dodgers Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Pirates 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Pirates vs. Dodgers Betting Lines

Pirates vs Dodgers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pirates -112 -108 8.5 -102 -118

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Pirates Betting Insights

  • Pittsburgh has come away with 10 wins in the 24 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season.
  • The Pirates have a mark of 10-14 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by -112 or better on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 30 of 60 opportunities.
  • The Pirates had a 2-2 record across the four games they were a moneyline favorite in their past 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 outings (all had set totals), Pittsburgh combined with its opponents to go over the run total 10 times.

Dodgers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles has won one of the three games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (33.3%).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of -108 or longer, the Dodgers have a record of 1-2 (33.3%).
  • Los Angeles has played in 62 games with a set over/under, and it has combined with its opponents to go over the total 29 times (29-32-1).
  • The Dodgers are not favored for the first time in quite a while, as they have not been an underdog once in their past 15 games.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Los Angeles and its opponents are 4-11-0 in its past 15 games with a total.

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Pirates vs. Dodgers Probable Pitchers

Pirates’ Starting Pitcher: Paul Skenes

  • The 22-year-old has pitched in four games this season with a 2.45 ERA and 12.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .195.
  • Paul Skenes’ team has won 66.7% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (2-1).
  • In games Skenes has started, his team is 3-1.
  • The teams have hit the over in each of the four games Skenes has started this season.

Dodgers’ Starting Pitcher: James Paxton

  • The 35-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.29, with 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 games this season. Opponents are batting .235 against him.
  • The Dodgers were named the moneyline underdog for one James Paxton start this season — they won.
  • Over Paxton’s 10 starts, his team is 8-2.
  • Paxton has had 10 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and six of those matchups hit the over.

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Pirates’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-32
Home 13-15
Road 15-17
One-Run Games 11-10
Scoring 5+ Runs 19-3

Dodgers’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 38-24
Home 21-12
Road 17-12
One-Run Games 6-6
Scoring 5+ Runs 27-5

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