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Dodgers vs. Pirates odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Monday, May 9 best bets from proven model

National League foes square off when the Los Angeles Dodgers (19-7) travel to face the Pittsburgh Pirates (11-16) on Monday evening as these teams begin their three-game series. Los Angeles is on a six-game win streak and owns the best record in the majors. On the flip side, Pittsburgh has dropped two of its last three games. Julio Urias (2-1, 1.88 ERA) is scheduled to start for Los Angeles, while Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.38 ERA) gets the nod for Pittsburgh in a battle of left-handed starters.

The first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Los Angeles as the -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Dodgers vs. Pirates odds. The over-under for total runs expected is set at 7.5. Before locking in any Pirates vs. Dodgers picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a sizzling start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 31-19 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through five weeks, returning almost $800 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Dodgers vs. Pirates, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Pirates vs. Dodgers:

  • Dodgers vs. Pirates moneyline: Los Angeles -250, Pittsburgh +210
  • Dodgers vs. Pirates run-line: Los Angeles -1.5 (-145)
  • Dodgers vs. Pirates over-under: 7.5 runs
  • LAD: Dodgers are 6-1 in their last seven Monday games
  • PITT: Over is 4-0 in Pirates’ last four overall

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Why you should back the Dodgers

First baseman Freddie Freeman has been a constant offensive threat in the lineup for Los Angeles. Freeman has legit power to all gaps on the field and that has been on full display thus far. The five-time All-Star is leading the team in batting average (.323) and hits (32), with three home runs and 13 RBI. In his last matchup, he went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in one run. 

Center fielder Cody Bellinger is another slugger with big-time power in his swing. Bellinger owns excellent hitting skills with an ability to produce runs for the Dodgers. The two-time All-Star has the tools to make an impact on the offensive end. Bellinger has recorded four home runs and driven in 10 runs. On May 8, he went 3-for-4 with one RBI. 

Why you should back the Pirates

Left fielder Ben Gamel is a solid hitter who has sneaky power and speed in his game. Gamel has decent plate discipline with a smooth-looking swing to all parts of the field. The 29-year-old has a batting average of .293 with two home runs and 13 RBI. Gamel has gotten into a groove lately, recording two-plus hits in four of his last five games.

Third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes is an athletic infielder who plays with high energy. Hayes uses his quick reads and instincts to make difficult plays on the defensive end. He has a rocket of an arm to deliver darts across the diamond. The 25-year-old also makes consistent contact with the baseball with his compact swing. Hayes is leading the team in batting average (.318), on-base percentage (.408) and hits (28). 

How to make Pirates vs. Dodgers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 10.1 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Dodgers vs. Pirates? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out. 

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