Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. This NL showdown will begin at 12:35 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio will televise the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds

Los Angeles (-185) is favored over Cincinnati (+175) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 9 runs (-110 for the under and -110 for the over). The game’s current runline odds stand at -130 for taking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and +110 for the Reds +1.5.

The Dodgers are 78-67 SU and have gone 62-82 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 26.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.4 units ATS. The Reds, on the other hand, are 63-83 SU and 82-63 ATS. They’ve lost 8.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 5.5 units ATS.

Reds games have an over/under record of 76-65-4 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 68-71-5.

Ross Stripling will get the nod for Los Angeles. The right-handed Stripling is 8-3 with a 2.61 ERA and 121 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA against Cincinnati this year.

The Reds are putting the ball in the right hand of Anthony DeSclafani (7-4, 4.56 ERA), who’s got 82 strikeouts and 23 walks as well as a 1.27 WHIP. DeSclafani has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

As a unit, Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 5.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.20 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.0 K/9.

The Cincinnati hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game over its last 10 games and 7.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .315/.379/.509 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Reds’ hitters have been led by second baseman Scooter Gennett and shortstop Jose Peraza. Gennett is slashing .321/.368/.507 with 22 home runs, 88 RBIs and 84 runs scored, while Peraza’s line sits at .293/.333/.412 with 10 homers, 52 RBIs, 80 runs and 22 steals.

For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.26 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.48 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.83, along with a K-per-9 of 9.56.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .244/.329/.431 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Los Angeles’ offensive production has been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor, who collectively have blasted 38 home runs. Bellinger is hitting .259/.341/.471 with 22 home runs, 65 RBIs and 77 runs scored. Taylor (.248/.325/.442) has produced 16 homers, 59 RBIs and 74 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 20.6 units and are 35-52 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 49 of those games, compared to 36 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Reds have lost 13.9 units and are 57-48 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 53 of those games, compared to 49 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in only two of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have lost three of their last four games SU while the Reds have won four of their last five.
  • Cincinnati has posted 22.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 28.4 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit 16 over their last 10.