Sports Betting - Wednesday 15 August 2012 by

Dodgers vs Pirates Major League Baseball Handicapping Tips

With all 30 Major League Baseball clubs in action, in day and night games, there’s no shortage of wagering options available today. With a few stud vs. stud pitching match-ups out there, we found one that’s stud vs. dud. The Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates match-up goes at 7:05 PM ET on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, from PNC Park. Back the Boys in Blue!

Dodgers vs Pirates Major League Baseball Handicapping Tips

Los Angeles Dodgers: Making a Move in the NL West

Los Angeles opened August with a 4-0 shutout loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since then, the Dodgers have been one of the hotter clubs in the majors as they have gone 7-3 over their last ten games. LHP Clayton Kershaw (10-6 ERA 2.88) heads to the hill for the Dodgers. Kershaw is a stud – allowing just 3 earned runs over his last 22.1 innings pitched.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Trying to Right a Slightly Listing Ship

Pittsburgh is almost a mirror image of the Dodgers as they opened the month with an 8-4 crushing of the Cubs before slumping during the dog days of August. The Pirates are 5-8 recently, have lost five of six, and are now six games back of the NL Central leading Cincinnati Reds. LHP Wandy Rodriguez is 0-2 with a 4.74 ERA in three starts for the Buccos.

Popular online betting sites are all over the 30 MLB games that get going just after noon and have start times continuing through to the 10:05 PM ET start for the Indians vs. Angels match-up (back the Halo’s at -163 by the way). The money line at the sportsbook, that has the Dodgers as -139 road chalk, is what we will hit on tonight!

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