The Pittsburgh Pirates in the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet for game one three of the series from Pittsburgh. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Pirates are holding onto the last NL wild-card spot, but they’re on the verge of losing it after dropping a game to the Dodgers again on Tuesday. They only amassed five hits and could not score a run en route to the pivotal loss. For Wednesday the Pirates will send Wandy Rodriguez to the mound who is winless since joining the Pirates. In 19 innings as a Pirate he is pitching to a 4.74 ERA.
The Dodgers are in the mix for both their division title and the wild card and just need to keep winning. They blew up for 11 runs on 13 hits which was more than enough for Chad Billingsley who earned the win on the mound. Tonight the Dodgers will start their ace Clayton Kershaw who has won his last three starts. Kershaw has allowed just 125 hits in 162 innings of work this season.
Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last seven games as a home underdog, 5-2 in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record, and 1-5 in their last six home games. Los Angeles is 7-1 in their last eight road games, 5-0 in their last five games against the NL Central, and 36-15 in Kershaw’s last 51 starts. Los Angeles is 62-22 in the last 84 meetings of these two.
Although we really like Kershaw, we can see the Dodgers bats really getting to Rodriguez. Give us the over for total runs scored in this game at best sportsbooks online.