Bet on MLB: Dodgers vs. Pirates Game 2

August 14, 2012 MLB Baseball

It’s the second game of a four game set tonight featuring the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first pitch of game two will be thrown at 7:05ET in PNC Park.

Last night the Dodgers climbed to within a game and a half of the Pirates for one of two available National League wild card spots with a 5-4 win.  Check the Baseball Picks for Dodgers vs. Pirates Game 2

An interesting, if not relevant statistic, has L.A. winning 10 of 11 in contests played in the eastern time zone. Perhaps they’d like to join the Nets back in Brooklyn next season.

Los Angeles (63-53) is now tied with San Francisco for the top spot in the NL West. They are on a 7-3 run in the last 10 and 30-28 away from Tinseltown.

Pittsburgh (64-51) remains in second of the NL Central, 5 games behind Cincinnati with St. Louis creeping up on them, just 2 games back in 3rd. They have only won 4 of their last 10 and are 36-21 in the Steel City.

Tonight’s pitchers are two righthanders, Chad Billingsley (8-9, 3.84 ERA) for L.A. and Kevin Correia (9-6, 4.49 ERA) for the Bucs who has been victorious in his last 6 consecutive starts.

The Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last five contests and 6-1 SU away from Los Angeles. They are also 5-0 SU against the Pirates and 5-1 SU in their last six games in Pittsburgh. The Pirates are 1-4 SU in their last 5, and 1-4 SU at home. The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 Pirates home games. Between these two teams, the total has gone OVER in 8 of the last 11 when playing at PNC Park. Start your Baseball Wagers on Dodgers vs. Pirates Game 2.

Los Angeles has been installed as the favorite at -$120, while Pittsburgh is a +110. As a favorite, the Dodgers are 37-25 on the season and 6-3 in their last nine games. The Pirates are 29-37 as the underdog for the year, while posting a 2-1 record in the last 3 as a dog. The over/under sits at 8.

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