Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 5/26/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (33-21) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Reds (22-30) on Sunday, May 26th. This game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and televised on SNLA. 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 12:10 ET.

Dodgers vs Reds

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Cincinnati picked up a 3-1 win over the Dodgers in the most recent game of this series. The Reds offense only had two more hits than the Dodgers and struck out six more times, but still picked up the win. Heading into the game, they were at +126 on the money line.

This game featured a starting pitching matchup between Walker Buehler for the Dodgers and Hunter Greene for the Reds. Buehler went just 5 2/3 innings while giving up three runs and took the loss. Greene got the win for Cincinnati, going six innings and giving up just one earned run.

Cincinnati’s two biggest hitters in the game were Will Benson and Spencer Steer. Benson went 1/1 with a home run, while Steer also homered and went 1/4. Jacob Hurtubise scored the Reds’ other run and went 2/3.

Los Angeles is on the road today, having dropped four straight games, and they are 33-21 overall. The Dodgers lead the NL West by 5.5 games over the Giants. So far, they have gone just 11-9 in divisional games.

As the favorite, the Dodgers are 32-19 this year compared to 1-2 as the underdog. Los Angeles has been good on the road as the favorite, going 14-8 this year. Their overall home record is 19-11. Looking at their overall series record, the Dodgers are 11-7 this year.

When the Dodgers are on the road, they are a solid bet to cover the run line, as they are 13-11 this season. Their average run margin on the road is 1.5, and they have a run line record of 27-27 overall. They have covered the run line in four straight games as the favorite, and their average run margin in winning games is 4.0.

Los Angeles has an over/under record of 29-25 on the season, and the average over/under line in their games is 9 runs. When the line is set at 9 runs, they have a record of 2-2. The combined run average in their games this season is 8.6 runs, and 74.1% of their games have had over/under lines set lower than 9 runs.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto gets the start for the Dodgers today as he faces the Reds on the road. He has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 5-1 with an ERA of 3.17. Yamamoto’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.06. Looking back at his last outing, he picked up the win, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs on seven hits. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings. Yamamoto has been much better on the road, coming in with a 3-0 record and 1.59 ERA compared to 2-1 with a 10.0 ERA at home.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts have been two of the top hitters in the league this season, with Ohtani leading the Dodgers with a batting average of .338 and 13 homers, and Betts right behind him at .337 with eight homers. Teoscar Hernandez has also been a big power threat for the Dodgers, as his 12 homers is 2nd on the team and 5th in the league. He is also 8th in the league with 38 RBIs.

Teoscar Hernandez and Mookie Betts are both on three-game hitting streaks coming into the game. Over his last six games, Hernandez is hitting .353, while Betts is at .304. However, both players have just one RBI during this stretch. Andy Pages and Enrique Hernandez have both struggled of late, as Pages has gone 2/21 and Enrique Hernandez is 2/16 in their last five games, respectively.

Cincinnati is 22-30 overall and trail the Brewers by 8.5 games in the NL Central. The Reds have taken the first two games of their series vs. the Dodgers and are 1-2 in divisional games this year. So far, they have really struggled in series, coming in with a record of 4-11-1.

As the home underdog, the Reds are 5-6 this year and 10-15 as the underdog overall. Cincinnati has won two straight as the underdog, and they are an even 10-10 when favored. At home, the Reds are 12-15 compared to 10-15 on the road.

When the Reds win, they win big. Their average run margin in wins is +3.9. When they lose, they lose by an average of -3.1 runs per game. Their run line record is 27-25, and they are 16-9 on the run line on the road. They are 11-16 on the run line at home. They have covered the run line in their last two games and are 18-14 on the run line as an underdog this season.

When the Reds are at home, the over/under line is set at 9 runs, and their games have averaged 8.4 runs per game this season. Their over/under record is 25-25, and when the line is set at 9 runs, they have gone 1-7-2. Overall, 53.8% of their games have had lower lines than 9 runs.

Brent Suter Gets The Start For The Reds

Cincinnati is starting left-hander Brent Suter vs. the Dodgers today. Suter has made 20 appearances this season and just one start. He finished with a no-decision in his lone start, going one inning vs. the Dodgers on May 24th. In that outing, he gave up one earned run, one hit, and one walk. Suter has a WHIP of 1.31 and an ERA of 4.13. Opponents are batting .257 vs. Suter this season. Overall, he has a record of 0-0. Suter has allowed a total of five home runs this season.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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Elly De La Cruz has been one of the Reds’ most consistent hitters so far this season, batting .251 with nine homers, which is the best mark on the team and 8th best in the league. He is also 2nd on the team in RBIs, with 24. However, he has struggled of late, going just 8/36 in his last nine games. Spencer Steer is also near the top of the league in homers, but he is batting just .227 for the season and has gone 4/27 in his last eight games.

As a team, the Reds are batting just .217, which is 24th in the league, and they are also near the bottom of the league in most other offensive categories. Overall, they are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. However, they have been a bit better at home, averaging 4.2 runs per game.

Dodgers vs Reds Prediction

With the Reds being the underdog at +171, that is the direction we are looking for today’s Dodgers vs. Reds matchup. We have the Reds winning this one by a score of 6-5. If you’re looking for a way to take the Reds, we would recommend sticking with the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Brent Suter is projected to finish with four strikeouts, which is a bit low compared to the rest of the league. As for Yoshinobu Yamamoto, he is projected to finish with six K’s, which has him right in the middle of the pack for today’s starters.

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