We delivered another winner last night here at Sportsbook Room as the Arizona Diamondbacks in extra innings got the 4-2 win against the San Diego Padres. What a short price to lay with the Diamondbacks at -109 odds following their 3-0 start to the season against good San Francisco Giants pitching last week. Arizona faced an extremely weak hitting San Diego Padres team last night and we got the money as a result. Tonight we stick with Major League Baseball and the late night west coast game as the Pittsburgh Pirates and LA Dodgers continues their early week series. The Pirates and Dodgers will begin from Dodgers Stadium at 10PM Eastern Time and it’s the MLB package delivering the live national television coverage. With our MLB best bet for Wednesday we will play on the LA Dodgers -137 odds against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The betting odds from the Pirates and Dodgers came courtesy of the dime line MLB betting shop in Just Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this Major League Baseball game opened up with the home team LA Dodgers favored by -165 odds with the Pittsburgh Pirates the underdog returning +145 odds. The run over under came in at 6 ½ runs. Money has steamed in early on the Pirates as the LA Dodgers are now favored by -137 odds with Pittsburgh returning +127 odds. The over under has not moved in the early wagering as the game remains hung at 6 ½ runs. A run line wager on the LA Dodgers laying -1 ½ runs will return +160 odds. Those who take the Pittsburgh Pirates on the run line getting +1 ½ runs will lay -185 odds.
The LA Dodgers are off to an impressive 4-1 record to start this young Major League Baseball season. They send Chad Billingsley to the hill and he possessed great movement in his pitches in his initial outing of the season. He threw 8 1/3rd shutout innings on Friday night and had 11 strike outs with just three hits allowed in the Dodgers 6-0 win against the San Diego Padres. LA has owned Pittsburgh as they have beaten the Pirates now in four straight and seven of their past eight meetings. In two games against left handed pitching the LA Dodgers has averaged five runs in both games with two home runs. Billingsley faced Pittsburgh back on September 18th and allowed just one run in five innings in a 15-1 victory. In his past three starts the Dodger righty has allowed just three earned runs in 18 1/3rd innings of work.
The Pittsburgh Pirates once again seems offensively challenged as the team just doesn’t spend any money to bring in top flight offensive stars to Pittsburgh. Barring a major fan boycott or demonstration this isn’t going to change anytime soon. The Pirates aren’t hitting as the club in their first four games of the season has averaged just two runs a game and a .189 batting average. The Pirates scattered just five hits offensively in their 2-1 loss last night to the LA Dodgers. Behind a much improved Chad Billingsley and a better hitting lineup bet the LA Dodgers tonight at the sportsbooks.