Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to host the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio will showcase this NL matchup.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-175) is favored over Cincinnati (+165) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. Odds for betting on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -135 for the Reds +1.5 runs and +115 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Reds are 12-27 SU and have gone 20-18 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 14.7 units for moneyline gamblers in the seasons early going and 2.6 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 16-22 SU and 13-24 ATS. They’ve lost 19.4 units for moneyline bettors and 12.8 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have had an over/under record of 19-17-1 thus far in 2018. The Reds have an over/under record of 17-21.

Right-hander Homer Bailey is the probable starter for the visiting Reds. Bailey is 0-5 with a 5.61 ERA and 25 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers are handing the ball to righty Ross Stripling (0-1, 1.93 ERA), who has 24 strikeouts and nine walks, as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Stripling did not record a start against the Reds in 2017.

As a unit, Los Angeles pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.60, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.0. The bullpen has a 4.42 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have produced 4.3 runs per contest, including 3.2 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The teams hit .202/.299/.306 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Matt Kemp has helped lead the Dodgers offense this year with five home runs, 17 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.14 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 6.95 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.42, along with a WHIP of 1.41 and a K/9 of 9.14.

The Reds offense has slashed .241/.324/.374 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Cincinnati’s offense has been paced by Joey Votto. Votto is slashing .283/.408/.428 with five home runs, 21 RBIs and 17 runs scored.

The Reds just took the previous game in this series by a score of six runs to two.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in only two of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • The Reds have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Los Angeles has averaged 17.4 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have lost five of their last six games SU.