Bovada FREE MLB Play of the Day 6-5-2018

Did you play the Giants as we suggested yesterday? That’s five consecutive MLB wins as  we continued our assault on Bovada!! We will go back to the MLB tonight for our Bovada FREE MLB Play of the Day.

The Los Angeles Dodgers travel to Pittsburgh to play the Pirates. Ross Stripling takes the ball for the visiting Dodgers and Joe Musgrove gets the nod for the Pirates.

The Dodgers are -125 on the money line. The Pirates are the home underdog at +105 and the total is 7.5 runs.

Starting Pitching

Los Angeles is 3-3 this overall in games Stripling starts and 1-2 when Stripling starts on the road. On the road this season Stripling has a 2.08 ERA and 3.05 xFIP over 21.2 innings pitched. Stripling walks 2.49 and allows 0.83 home runs per nine innings pitched.. Hitters have a .321 BABIP and a 29.9 percent strikeout rate against Stripling in his 21.2 innings of work on the road.

The Pirates are 2-0 this season when Musgrove takes the hill and 2-0 when he starts at home. Musgrove has a 0.64 ERA with a 3.54 xFIP in 14 innings pitched at home. Musgrove allows 2.57 walks and zero home runs per nine innings pitched. Hitters have a .300 BABIP and 21.4 percent strikeout rate against Musgrove at home.

Offenses

The Dodgers are a top five offense against right handed pitching.  They boast a .183 ISO, .293 BABIP and wRC+ of 112 this season against right handed pitching. The Dodgers also have a 20.4 percent strikeout rate with a 9.4 percent walk rate.

Against right handed pitching the Pirates are just outside the top ten. They have a .167 ISO, .298 BABIP and wRC+ of 106 this season against right handed pitching pitching. Pirates hitters also have a 18.7 percent strikeout rate and 8.5 percent walk rate.

Bullpens

The Pirates bullpen seems to be fresher tonight. Over the past three days the Dodgers have thrown 163 pitches. The Pirates bullpen has thrown just 93 pitches over the past three days. I give the Pirates bullpen the edge today.

Prediction

Play the Dodgers on the money line tonight!

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