There will be a playoff style aura in the Southern California air when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Pittsburgh Pirates during Major League Baseball action tonight. Though it’s still a long way from happening, the Dodgers and Pirates could possibly meet in the National League Championship Series in October. The first of this three-game series is schedule for 10:10 PM ET on September 18, 2015, at Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, California.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Closing in on capturing the NL West title
Streaking through September, with an 11-4 record to date, Los Angeles is 84-61 overall and the Dodgers have a 7.5 game lead over San Francisco in the National League West Division playoff race. Time is quickly running out on the defending World Series Champion Giants as a combination of five LA win and five SF losses will clinch the NL West title for the Dodgers. LA sends ace RHP Zack Greinke (17-3 ERA 1.61) and his 182 total strikeouts to the bump in this contest tonight.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Buccos are attempting to avoid a late season collapse
Heading into September with a 5.5 game lead on the Chicago Cubs, for the top Wild Card berth in the National League, Pittsburgh’s 8-9 record so far this month has made things interesting in the NL Central Division. With the Cubs clobbering the Cardinals 8-3 during matinee action today, the Pirates lead is now down to just 1.5 games. The Pirates stumbles in September include a 1-4 record and three straight losses against the Cubbies. The free-swinging Buccos are striking out a lot lately.
Pirates vs Dodgers MLB Prop Betting Prediction: Turing to the MLB prop betting board at Bodog, we have uncovered what appears to be a gift from the bookmakers here. Bodog has posted Greinke’s strikeout total at six in this contest and that’s a couple of K’s short in our opinion. Greinke has recorded six or more strikeouts in eight of his last twelve starts. On the other side of the coin, Pittsburgh hitters have struck out a total of six times or more in eight straight games. Additionally, the Buccos 1184 total strikeouts in the 22nd worst mark in the Majors. We are backing the OVER with a 300 unit wager on the strikeout prop betting price posted at the Bodog online sportsbook.
Bodog Sportsbook MLB Prop Betting Odds – Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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