The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates battled in a surprisingly hard-fought game to open their series in Hollywood on Monday night.
If the odds are to be believed, that won’t happen again on Tuesday.
A Max Muncy eighth inning home run and an Andre Jackson relief spectacle (bulk appearance) in his MLB debut carried the day on Tuesday, and Los Angeles pulled one out against a bad team in less-than-ideal circumstances.
Just look at the names who covered the middle innings. Nobody from the preseason playbook appeared, to say the least.
So, what will the Dodgers do for an encore?
The bookies predict a blowout, but even without Adam Frazier, these battlin’ Bucs don’t go down that easily.
What Time is the Dodgers Game Today?
The Dodgers and Pirates will lock horns at 7:10 PM PST on Tuesday night.
What Channel is the Dodgers Game on Today?
You can watch the Dodgers on SportsNet LA, as well as AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh if you’re the other kind of diehard.
Dodgers vs Pirates Odds Today
If you’re willing to lay your cash down on this one, you’d better be supremely confident. According to our friends at WynnBET, the Dodgers are -348 favorites on the moneyline on Tuesday night (bet $348 to win $100), and the Pirates are +275 (bet $100 to win $275). After the level of compete you witnessed on Monday, are you really going to rule them out? Could be interesting…
On the run line, the Dodgers are -105 favorites to cover a -2.5 spread, whereas the Pirates are -116 to either win, lose by one, or lose by two. The over/under sits at 9.5, with the under at -130 and the over at +110.
Dodgers Pitcher Today
The Dodgers will go with David Price for this one (4-1, 3.60 ERA), though it’s still an iffy proposition when he’s asked to provide any sort of length that approaches his former level of ability.
To counter, Pittsburgh will try the scuffling Will Crowe (3-7, 5.27, 75 Ks in 80.1 innings), which somewhat explains the tilted scales we’re seeing in the odds department.
Dodgers Starting Lineup
All the usual suspects! Welcome back, Gavin Lux.
Dodgers vs Pirates Prediction Today
For as much fun as we’ve had hyping up the lopsided nature of this matchup…it certainly seems like the Dodgers will triumph again, right? Odds are (see what I did there?) their offensive doldrums won’t last for two consecutive games, especially not against a pitcher like Crowe struggling to find himself. 8-4 Dodgers in this one.
Dodgers vs Pirates Live Stream
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