Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds will head west to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. This NL matchup can be viewed across the country on ESPN and the opening pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Cincinnati (+160) is hosting this one as the underdog against Los Angeles (-170) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at seven runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Reds +1.5 (-135) and Dodgers -1.5 (+115).

The Reds have gone 5-9 SU this year and are 7-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.6 units for moneyline bettors through the early part of the season, despite having gained 0.8 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 9-8 SU and 6-10 ATS. They’ve lost 3.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.3 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an 11-5 over/under record so far in 2019. The Reds have been a decent under bet with a total record of 3-10.

The right-handed Luis Castillo is the projected starter for Cincinnati. Castillo (1-1, 0.92 ERA) has racked up 25 strikeouts in 19.2 innings so far. This is his first outing against Los Angeles this year. He made two starts against the Dodgers in 2018, posting a 2-0 record against them with a 2.19 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

The Dodgers are giving Clayton Kershaw an opportunity to show what he’s got. This game represents the first MLB start of the season for the left-handed Kershaw.

Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 3.3 runs per game and its starters own a 3.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 10.13 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.51, along with a K-per-9 of 8.42.

Reds hitters have slashed .210/.285/.404 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game this season, including 4.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Third baseman Eugenio Suarez and first baseman Joey Votto have led Cincinnati’s offense. Suarez is hitting .286/.423/.571 with 12 hits, six RBIs and four runs scored, while Votto (.245/.339/.408) has produced 12 hits, two RBIs and eight runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have a 4.46 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.14 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have put up 6.4 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .271/.322/.512 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner have led the Dodgers’ offense this year. Bellinger is hitting .424/.500/.909 with nine home runs, 22 RBIs and 22 runs scored, and Turner’s line is .283/.366/.317 with 17 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs.

The Dodgers have lost 2.7 units and are 4-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to four that’ve hit the under against righties.

Reds at Dodgers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • Cincinnati has recorded 18.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.2 over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit 17 home runs over their last 10 games.