Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Free Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to avoid losing their fourth straight game they play host to the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports Ohio will be airing this NL matchup and the action gets going at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-145) is favored over Cincinnati (+135) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds standing at -160 for the Reds +1.5 runs and +140 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs.

The Dodgers are 16-23 SU and 13-25 ATS. They’ve lost 21.4 units for moneyline bettors and 13.8 units against the spread (ATS). The Reds have gone 13-27 SU this year and are 21-18 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 12.9 units for moneyline gamblers over the early portions of the year and 1.6 units ATS.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 19-18-1 so far in 2018. Reds games have gone under 22 times, gone over 17 times and pushed on zero instances.

Luis Castillo will get the start for the Reds. The right-handed Castillo is 2-4 with a 6.47 ERA and 38 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers will put the ball in the left hand of Rich Hill (1-1, 7.11 ERA, 1.74 WHIP), who has 21 strikeouts and nine walks this season. Hill only made one start against the Reds in 2017 (1-0, 1.80 ERA and five strikeouts across five innings).

Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.59, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.0. The bullpen has a 4.49 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have put up 4.3 runs per outing, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .220/.315/.347 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Yasmani Grandal has helped lead the Dodgers offense this season with five home runs, 23 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.14 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 6.96 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.30, along with a WHIP of 1.43 and a K/9 of 9.08.

Reds hitters have slashed .244/.324/.376 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.0 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the teams last five contests (5-0 SU).

Cincinnati’s offense has been paced by Scooter Gennett, who is slashing .329/.368/.521 with six home runs, 24 RBIs and 19 runs scored. He didn’t do especially well against lefties on the road in 2017. Across 78 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .208/.269/.333 (compared to his total season line of .295/.342/.531).

The Reds are coming off a 5-3 win in the prior game of the series.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • The Reds have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit eight over their last 10.
  • Los Angeles has averaged 19.0 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 18.6 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have lost six of their last seven games SU.