MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers Dodgers Preview 04/05/2013

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Dodger Stadium.

Lefthander Jonathan Sanchez will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Sanchez is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

It'll be Zack Greinke toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Righthander Greinke is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 230-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Giants at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at +120 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 1-2 SU
Los Angeles: 1-2 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games

NEXT UP:
LA Dodgers home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 6