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Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds will be taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in a Tuesday showdown. The game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio will be televising this NL showdown.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Bookmakers have Los Angeles (-180) as the favorite over Cincinnati (+170). The total currently stands at 8.5 runs and gamblers can play the over for -105 or the under for -115. This game currently has a runline of Reds +1.5 (-130) and Dodgers -1.5 (+110).

The Dodgers are 10-8 straight up (SU) and 7-10 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 2.3 units for moneyline bettors and 1.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Reds, on the other hand, have gone 5-10 SU this year and are 7-7 ATS. Overall, the club has lost 4.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline over the early part of the season and 0.7 units ATS. Cincinnati has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 11-6 so far in 2019. Reds games have gone under 10 times, gone over four times and pushed on zero occasions.

Tyler Mahle is getting the start for the visiting Reds. The right-handed Mahle is 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 12 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (1-0, 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts over five innings).

The Dodgers are putting the ball in the right hand of Kenta Maeda (2-1, 4.76 ERA, 1.35 WHIP), who’s got 15 strikeouts and seven walks. Maeda only made one start against the Reds in 2018 (0-1, 9.64 ERA and five strikeouts across 4.2 innings).

Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 3.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.04 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 10.29 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.64, along with a K/9 of 8.45.

The Reds offense has slashed .210/.281/.400 on its way to 3.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Third baseman Eugenio Suarez and first baseman Joey Votto have led Cincinnati’s offense. Suarez is slashing .283/.411/.543 with 13 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored. Votto is hitting .240 with 12 hits, two RBIs and eight runs scored.

For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.32, a WHIP of 1.17 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.6. The bullpen has a 5.12 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.

Los Angeles’ offense has put up 6.3 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .274/.344/.506 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner have paced the Dodgers’ hitters so far. Bellinger is slashing .433/.513/.925 with nine home runs, 23 RBIs and 22 runs scored, and Turner’s line sits at .302/.387/.333 with 19 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs.

The Reds have lost 4.7 units and are 7-7 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in four of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 1.7 units and are 5-7 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in seven of those games, compared to five that went under.

Reds at Dodgers Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Cincinnati has logged 17 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • Cincinnati has posted 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.4 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 .681 this season and an OPS of .643 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .896 overall and .913 versus righties.