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The Los Angeles Dodgers are seeking their fourth straight win as they play host to the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio will be airing this NL showdown.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Cincinnati (+165) is entering this game as the underdog against Los Angeles (-175) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at -135 for the Reds +1.5 runs and +115 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs.

The Dodgers are 11-8 straight up (SU) and 7-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.3 units for moneyline bettors and 2.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Reds have gone 5-11 SU this year and are 8-7 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 5.7 units for moneyline bettors in this young season, but have gained 0.3 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Dodgers games have an 11-7 over/under record so far in 2019. The Reds have been a decent under bet with a total record of 4-11.

The right-handed Sonny Gray is getting the start for Cincinnati. Gray is 0-2 with a 2.02 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers will send righty Walker Buehler (1-0, 8.25 ERA) to the mound. Buehler has nine strikeouts and five walks to his name, along with a WHIP of 1.50. Buehler only made one start against the Reds in 2018 (0-1, 3.00 ERA and eight strikeouts across six innings).

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have produced 6.3 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .292/.357/.488 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner have led the Dodgers’ hitters so far. Bellinger is slashing .433/.513/.925 with nine home runs, 23 RBIs and 22 runs scored, and Turner is hitting .302 with 19 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs.

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.25 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 9.87 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.83, along with a WHIP of 1.27 and a K-per-9 of 8.47.

The Reds offense has slashed .205/.276/.389 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Cincinnati’s offensive production has been fueled by third baseman Eugenio Suarez and first baseman Joey Votto. Suarez is slashing .260/.383/.500 with 13 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored. Votto is slashing .241/.328/.407 with 13 hits, three RBIs and eight runs scored.

The Reds have lost 4.7 units and are 7-7 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 0.7 units and are 5-8 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to six that went under.

Reds vs. Dodgers Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Cincinnati has tallied 18 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Los Angeles has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Reds have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • The Reds have a total OPS of .666 this season and an OPS of .630 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .898 overall and .910 against righties.
  • Los Angeles has posted 22.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.2 over its last five.