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

The Los Angeles Dodgers (19-7) looks to remain red-hot on Monday evening as they travel to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (11-16). Los Angeles has won six straight, and most of those victories have come in dominant fashion. Pittsburgh has alternated wins and losses in its last seven games, but the Pirates will have one of their more effective starters on the hill as Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.38 ERA) gets the start. Los Angeles will counter with Julio Urias, who has been sensational with a 2-1 record and a 1.88 ERA. 

First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is the -250 favorite (risk $250 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Dodgers vs. Pirates odds, while Pittsburgh comes back as the +210 underdog. The over-under is set at 7.5 runs. 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

Why you should back the Dodgers

The Dodgers are coming off a road sweep of the Cubs, and they’ll now look to continue padding their record against another sub-.500 squad. Los Angeles has outscored its last four opponents 29-4. The outlook again looks promising with Urias on the hill. The 25-year old lefty struggled in his season debut against the Rockies, giving up six runs — three earned — in just two innings at Coors Field.

But he’s bounced back in a huge way, allowing a total of two earned runs in his four starts since that point. He’s backed by an offense that ranks third in the National League in runs scored (134). The Dodgers have struck out fewer times than any other NL squad, so they’re consistently putting the ball in play and keeping the pressure on opposing pitchers. 

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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