On June 5, 2024, the Los Angeles Dodgers are set to battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park starting at 6:40 PM under conditions of light rain. James Paxton, who holds a 3.288 ERA, will be starting pitcher for the Dodgers, while the Pirates will counter with Paul Skenes, boasting an ERA of 2.455.

In the latest NL West Division standings for 2024, the Dodgers currently hold the second spot with a record of 38-24, reflecting a winning percentage of 0.61. They lead their division with a record of 13-10. Despite a recent loss, the Dodgers have won 5 of their last 10 games. At games held on the road, they have 17 wins to 12 losses. The Dodgers have proven stronger during night games, with a total of 26 wins, while scoring 297 runs and conceding 212 this season.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates sit ninth in the NL Central Division with a 28-32 record, yielding a 0.47 winning percentage. They are fourth in their division with a balanced 7-7 record. Recently, the Pirates have shown resilience with a victory streak and have a slightly less impressive away record of 15-17. The team has amassed 240 runs but allowed 264.

Betting enthusiasts will find interest in the game’s odds. The point spread is set at 1.5, with an over/under of 8.5. For those betting on the teams directly, the money line offers the Dodgers at -102 and the Pirates at -116, reflecting a tightly contested matchup anticipated by the odds makers. These numbers suggest a competitive game, with the oddsmakers slightly favoring the home team but recognizing the close match-up this could turn out to be.