Dodgers vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 26, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (13-11) will vie for their fourth straight victory when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (16-8) on Wednesday at 6:35 PM ET on SportsNet PT. The Dodgers are listed as -140 favorites by sportsbooks, while the Pirates are +120 underdogs.

Los Angeles’ Tony Gonsolin and Pittsburgh’s Roansy Contreras have been named the starters for this contest.

Dodgers vs. Pirates Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -140
  • Pirates odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Pirates?

Dodgers and Pirates Betting Trends

The Dodgers have compiled a 12-10 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 54.5% of those games).

Los Angeles has gone 10-8 (winning 55.6% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -140 or shorter.

This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 19 times and won 11, or 57.9%, of those games.

Pittsburgh has a record of 6-5 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least +120 on the moneyline.

The Dodgers have combined with opponents to go over the total 13 times this season for a 13-10-1 record against the over/under.

The Pirates and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 10 of their 24 opportunities.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers are the fourth-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.4 runs per game (129 total).

Los Angeles ranks second-best in MLB action with 44 total home runs.

The Dodgers have the 22nd-ranked batting average in the majors (.231).

Los Angeles strikes out 9.5 times per game to rank 25th in baseball.

The 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Dodgers pitching staff ranks 21st in the majors.

Los Angeles’ 4.48 team ERA ranks 19th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Pirates Stats & Insights

The Pirates rank 12th in the majors with 118 total runs scored this season.

Pittsburgh has hit 28 homers this season, which ranks 13th in the majors.

The Pirates rank 10th in MLB with a .253 team batting average.

Pittsburgh has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the sixth-best strikeout rate (8.1 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Pirates have an 8.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 16th in the majors.

Pittsburgh has pitched to a 3.78 ERA this season, which ranks 10th in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

Gonsolin will make his first start of the season for the Dodgers.

James Outman leads Los Angeles with a .316 batting average. He’s also hit seven homers and has 19 RBI.

Freddie Freeman has 27 hits and an OBP of .380 to go with a slugging percentage of .441 this season.

Mookie Betts has 21 hits this season and a slash line of .253/.367/.446.

J.D. Martinez is batting .250 with an OBP of .306 and a slugging percentage of .534 this season.

Pirates Key Players to Watch

The Pirates’ Contreras (2-1) will make his fifth start of the season.

Andrew McCutchen paces the Pirates with five home runs.

Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .237 with seven doubles, two triples, a home run and seven walks.

Carlos Santana is hitting .261 with eight doubles, two home runs and 10 walks.

Connor Joe is batting .328 with six doubles, two triples, two home runs and eight walks.

Dodgers and Pirates Injuries

Dodgers: Miguel Rojas: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Groin), Jimmy Nelson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee), Will Smith: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

Pirates: Rob Zastryzny: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chase De Jong: 15 Day IL (Knee), Wil Crowe: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Dodgers vs. Pirates Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 5, Dodgers 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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