Baseball Betting Picks – Dodgers Hope to Extend Home Streak vs. Pirates

Get That Bet patrons have to excuse the Los Angeles Dodgers if they are a little spoiled these days. After all, they have been getting some very solid pitching, and they can only hope that they can get a relatively solid effort from Dan Haren tonight as they face the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball betting action that is scheduled to begin at 10:10 PM ET at Dodger Stadium.

Last night Clayton Kershaw took the mound for Los Angeles, and he put forward what may be considered a rather pedestrian effort, compared with what the Dodgers had been getting lately. Even so, he gave up just three runs in seven innings, with the Los Angeles bats not able to provide enough support in a 3-2 Cincinnati victory. That defeat dropped the Dodgers to 29-25 on the season, 5.5 games behind the front-running San Francisco Giants in the National League West.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is coming off a series against the New York Mets in which they lost two out of three. This was a team that won 94 games last season, two more than the Dodgers did, yet they are currently struggling in the National League Central, with a 23-29 mark, which places them eight games in back of the Milwaukee Brewers and most definitely behind the eight-ball.

In the baseball betting lines that a been posted on this game by the people at Get That Bet the game is a pick’em:

Baseball Betting Lines Courtesy of Get That Bet USA Online Sportsbook

Los Angeles Dodgers (Haren – R) -110
Pittsburgh Pirates (Cole – R) -110

Over 7 Runs -115
Under 7 Runs -105

The Dodgers got a no-hitter out of Josh Beckett on Sunday, then got seven perfect innings from Kyun-jin Ryu on Tuesday. Zack Greinke notched a victory for them on Tuesday, but Kershaw was not able to make it four wins in a row. Still, this Los Angeles starting staff is in pretty good form right now. Consider that Haren, who is 5-3 on the season, has a 2.39 ERA when pitching at Chavez Ravine. Now compound that with the fact that the Pirates are the worst team in the major leagues when it comes to winning on the road, as they have managed just seven victories in 23 attempts.

Get That Bet customers may also refer to Pittsburgh’s inability to win in Los Angeles. They are now on a nine-game losing streak at Dodger Stadium, scoring only 10 runs over that period of time. These are not great metrics to take into a ballgame. Baseball bettors can take note that last year’s National League Most Valuable Player, Andrew McCutchen, has had three extra base hits, including two home runs, in nine at-bats against Haran, but when you are facing a team that has scored only 3.1 runs per game on the road, it’s a little easier to be able to pitch around one batter.

The Dodgers are undergoing some attrition in their starting lineup. Catcher AJ Ellis injured himself celebrating Beckett’s no-hitter, and Carl Crawford has a sprained ankle and will be out of the lineup for while. On the positive side, Yasiel Puig reached base for the 29th consecutive game on Wednesday. Conditions may be right for the Dodgers to roll, and the price is certainly inviting.

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