Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pick – MLB June 1, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to avoid getting swept by the, um, Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. You heard that right. The Dodgers are in danger of getting swept by the Bucs at home.

This season, the Pirates are improving, but it’s no excuse for the Dodgers to be so flat for two straight games versus an inferior foe like Pittsburgh. They opened this series with a 6-5 final after stealing on in the 9th inning.

Craig Kimbrel gave up the lead in the 9th inning, with the Pirates scoring 2 runs in the 9th after getting behind by a run an inning earlier.

The Pirates followed up with a 5-3 win last night. Mitch Keller showed up in good form, with 2 hits and 2 earned runs conceded in 5 innings of work.

Conversely, Julio Urias didn’t look like himself, as he was tagged for 8 hits and 4 earned runs. It’s another big underdog win on the moneyline for the Pirates.

This is a good lesson not to unload fall of your bankroll on a “can’t lose” bet.

The Pirates are expected to send Jose Quintana to the bump to wrap up this series at Dodger Stadium. Quintana has been in great shape and is confidently going into this one.

27-year-old Mitch While is expected to be in the driver’s seat on the mound for the Dodgers. He is in his third season, but only 2 and 21 appearances in his first two years.

Head below for our free Pirates vs. Dodgers prediction on June 1, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (+110) +220 Over 9 (-120)
LA Dodgers -1.5 (-130) -270 Under 9 (+100)
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Team Data Pittsburgh Pirates LA Dodgers
Overall Record 21-27 33-16
Away/Home Record 10-13 15-7
Batting Average .222 .249
Batting Average Away/Home .217 .247
Runs Per 9 4.22 4.49
Team ERA 4.50 2.76
Team ERA Away/Home 4.71 3.44

Pirates vs. Dodgers Prediction:

The Pirates are looking at Jose Quintana to close out the Dodgers with a sweep tonight. Quintana has done everything right for the Pirates.

Quintana is in his first season with the Pirates and is at his best in this one. He’s going into Dodger Stadium with an ERA of 2.15 and a 1.17 WHIP.

He is coming off a strong performance against the Padres in San Diego. Quintana quieted the Padres bats for 4 hits and wasn’t responsible for 2 runs. The 33-year-old veteran hasn’t allowed an earned run in three of his last four attempts.

Quintana is going into Dodger Stadium with an ERA of 1.12 and a 1.12 WHIP in his last three tilts.

The Dodgers are hitting .255 with 9 RBIs in 113 at-bats versus Quintana. Looking at a potential sweep against the Bucs, expect the Dodgers to be more focused tonight.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 5-5
  • 6-20 overall in their previous 26 games after a win
  • 9-42 overall in their previous 51 third game of a series
  • 2-5 overall in their previous seven games as an underdog
  • 16-46 overall in their previous 62 games at Dodger Stadium
  • UNDER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games versus the Dodgers


  • Record (Last 10): 6-4
  • 43-12 overall in their previous 55 games at home
  • 12-2 overall in their previous 14 games at home versus the Pirates
  • 13-4 overall in their previous 17 games
  • 41-14 overall in their previous 55 games versus a left-handed starter
  • 46-19 overall in their previous 65 games versus the NL Central

  • The Dodgers lead the major leagues, with an average of 5.57 runs scored per 9 innings. Despite not opening up recently, they have the potential to get hot on any night.

    While Quintana has been pitching lights out, the Dodgers should look better at the plate.

    Mitch White gets the call on the mound after a strong performance versus the Diamondbacks last week. White allowed 2 hits and no earned runs across 4 innings work.

    White has been used as a bullpen game opener, but the Dodgers gave him more of a tradition role against the Diamondbacks. He owns an ERA of 4.60 and a 1.21 WHIP going into the series finale at home.

    The potential of getting swept against the Pirates should be enough for any good team to have the motivation to play better baseball. Look for the Dodgers to salvage this series with a win to avoid a bad sweep at home against the Bucs.

    Chasing the Dodgers on the moneyline at this price looks foolish, but the runline looks like a bettable price tonight.


    Pirates vs. Dodgers Pick
    LA DODGERS -1.5
Kyle E / Author

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