Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 5/25/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (33-20) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Reds (21-30) on Saturday, May 25th. This game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and televised on FOX. The Reds are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Dodgers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Reds. First pitch is set for 7:15 ET.

Dodgers vs Reds

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Cincinnati cruised to a 9-6 win over the Dodgers in the most recent game of this series. The Reds had a huge 5th inning, scoring six of their nine runs. As for the Dodgers, they scored their final run in the 9th. Heading into the game, the Reds were the slight underdogs at +133.

James Paxton got the start for the Dodgers, going just 4 2/3 innings while giving up five runs and took the loss. Yohan Ramirez came out of the bullpen and gave up five runs in just one inning of work. Graham Ashcraft got the win for the Reds out of the bullpen, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up five earned runs.

Jonathan India had a huge game at the plate for the Reds, going 3/3 with a home run and four RBIs. Both Spencer Steer and Stuart Fairchild each drove in two for Cincinnati’s offense.

Los Angeles leads the NL West by 6.5 games over the Giants, but they come into today’s game on a three-game losing streak. The Dodgers are 33-20 overall and have gone 11-9 against other teams in the NL West.

So far, the Dodgers have been good at home, going 19-11, and they have gone 14-9 on the road. As the road favorite, the Dodgers are 14-7 this year, and they are 32-18 as the favorite overall. The Dodgers lost the series opener vs. the Reds and are 11-7 in series this year.

The Dodgers have been a solid run line bet this season, going 27-26 overall. They have been particularly good on the road, going 13-10 against the run line. Their average run margin is 1.4 runs per game, and they have a 1.7 run scoring margin on the road. They have covered the run line in three straight games as the favorite, but are just 1-2 against the run line as the underdog this season.

The Dodgers are on the road today against the Reds, and the over/under line for the game is set at 9 runs. The combined run average in Dodgers games this season is 8.7 runs per game, and their over/under record is 29-24 overall. The average over/under line in their games is also 9 runs, and when the line has been set at 9 runs, their record is 2-2. So far this season, 75.5% of their games have had over/under lines set at less than 9 runs.

Walker Buehler Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Walker Buehler is on the mound for the Dodgers today, as they are on the road to take on the Reds. Buehler has started 3 games this season, and is coming off a win in his last start, where he went 6 innings, striking out 7 and giving up 3 hits. He did take a loss in his first start, going just 3 1/3 innings against the Padres.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles comes into today’s game as one of the league’s top offenses, averaging 5.1 runs per game, which is 2nd best in the MLB. They have been even better at home, putting up 5.2 runs per game. The Dodgers are the league’s top home run-hitting team and also lead the league in walks and on-base percentage.

Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts have been two of the league’s top hitters this season and are currently 1-2 on the Dodgers in batting average. Ohtani’s 13 homers are 5th best in the league, and Betts is hitting .338 with 8 homers. Teoscar Hernandez is also having a good season, as he is 2nd on the Dodgers with 12 homers and has driven in 38 runs.

Cincinnati is 21-30 overall and trail the Brewers by 8.5 games in the NL Central. So far, they are 1-2 in divisional games. The Reds are looking to pick up a win today, as they are just 4-6 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Reds are 11-15 this year compared to 10-15 on the road. This season, they are an even 10-10 as the favorite but have really struggled as the underdog, going 11-20. Cincinnati’s overall series record is 4-11-1, and they have dropped eight straight series.

When betting the run line on the Cincinnati Reds, it’s been a mixed bag. Overall, they are 26-25 against the run line, but they have been much better on the road, going 16-9. As the favorite, they are just 9-11, but as the underdog, they are 17-14. Their average run margin is -0.2 runs per game, and they have a run line record of 10-16 at home.

The Reds have played in 49 games with over/under lines this season, and the over/under line for today’s game is set at 9 runs. Their average over/under line for the season is also 9 runs. Their games have averaged 8.5 runs per game, and their over/under record is 25-24. When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, their record is 1-7-2. They have played in 13 games with over/under lines set higher than 9 runs, which represents 25.5% of their games. They have played in 28 games with over/under lines set lower than 9 runs, which represents 54.9% of their games. The over has hit in their last three games.

Hunter Greene Gets The Start For The Reds

Hunter Greene will be looking to build off his last outing, where he gave up just two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. In that outing vs. the Dodgers, he gave up four hits, two walks, and one home run. Greene’s record for the season is 2-2, and he has an ERA of 3.22 to go along with a WHIP of 1.16. So far, he has made one complete game and four quality starts. Greene’s ERA at home is 4.15, and he has a record of 0-2 at home. On the road, he is 2-0 with a 1.92 ERA.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Reds are batting just .215 as a team, which is the worst mark in the league. However, they do have a few guys who are swinging the bat well of late, including Jacob Hurtubise, who is 4/14 in his last six games. Elly De La Cruz and Spencer Steer have been the Reds’ top power threats so far, with De La Cruz leading the team with nine homers and Steer not far behind with five.

Spencer Steer is also the team’s current leader in RBIs, with 34, and he is on a three-game hitting streak. Steer has gone deep just once in his last five games, but he has four RBIs in that stretch. Will Benson has six homers but is batting just .188 for the season.

Dodgers vs Reds Prediction

Our predicted score for this game is a 6-4 win for the Reds, and with the Reds being the underdogs at +137, this is a great payout for a team that we have winning by two runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Hunter Greene actually has a higher projected strikeout total than Walker Buehler, and Greene also has a better chance of picking up a win than Buehler.

If you’re looking for a player to hit a home run in this one, the Reds are projected to have a better chance of hitting a home run than the Dodgers.

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