Cinninati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 5/19/2024

The Cincinnati Reds (19-27) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers (31-17) on Sunday, May 19th. This game will be played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and televised on SNLA. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Reds are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 4:10 ET.

Reds vs Dodgers

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Los Angeles cruised to a 4-0 win over the Reds in the most recent game of this series. The Dodgers had a huge 4th inning, scoring all four of their runs. As for the Reds, they had their best chance to score in the 8th, but could only push across one run.

Walker Buehler started for the Dodgers and picked up the win, going six innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with seven strikeouts but issued three walks. On the other side, Graham Ashcraft got the start for the Reds and took the loss, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work.

Freddie Freeman had a two-hit game for the Dodgers, scoring two runs and driving in a run. Both Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger each had two hits and an RBI. Taylor also scored two runs.

Cincinnati is 19-27 overall and trails the Brewers in the NL Central by 8.5 games. The Reds have dropped two straight games, and they are 5th in the division and trail the Cardinals by 1.5 games for 4th place. This season, the Reds are just 9-13 at home but have gone 10-14 on the road.

The Reds have dropped six straight series, and their overall series record is 4-9-1. As the underdog, the Reds are 7-13 this season compared to an even 10-10 mark as the favorite. Cincinnati’s losing streak as the underdog is two games, and they are just 3-7 over their last 10 games overall.

The Reds have been a solid bet on the run line this season, as they are 23-23 overall. They are 15-9 against the run line on the road, where they have a scoring margin of +0.2. However, they are just 8-14 against the run line at home, where they have a scoring margin of -0.5. They have lost their last two run line bets on the road and are 2-2 against the run line in their last four games as the favorite.

After a 4-2 win in the series opener, the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers have combined for 10, 9, and 11 runs in the last three games. The over/under line for tonight’s game is 8.5 runs. The Reds have gone over the total in 4 of their last 5 games when the line is set at 8.5 runs.

Hunter Greene Gets The Start For The Reds

Hunter Greene has been pitching well for the Reds, as he comes into the game with a record of 2-2 and an ERA of 3.27. Looking at his overall numbers, Greene has made nine starts, three of which were quality starts. He has a WHIP of 1.19 and is averaging 9.97 strikeouts per nine innings. Greene’s most recent outing was a good one, as he picked up the win against the Diamondbacks, going seven innings and giving up two earned runs. In that outing, he only gave up one homer. So far, he has allowed three homers this season.

Reds Offense Breakdown

Elly De La Cruz has been a bright spot for the Reds this season, as he is batting .264 with a team-high nine home runs. His 22 RBIs are also the 2nd most on the team. De La Cruz has also been getting on base at a good clip, with an OBP of .362. Spencer Steer has the most RBIs on the team, but he is batting just .224 for the season.

As a team, the Reds are just 22nd in batting average and are averaging only 4.2 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in terms of on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. Tyler Stephenson has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 10/21 in his last seven games.

Los Angeles is currently 31-17 overall, putting them in 1st place in the NL West. They hold a 7.5 game lead over the Padres for the division lead. The Dodgers have gone 10-7 in divisional matchups this season. The Dodgers have won two straight games, and this came after dropping the first game of the series vs. the Reds.

At home, the Dodgers are 17-9 this season, and they have gone 14-8 on the road. Los Angeles has been really good in night games, going 21-9 so far. As the favorite, the Dodgers are 30-15 this year, and they are 1-2 as the underdog. Currently, they have an overall series record of 10-6.

Los Angeles is 13-13 against the run line at home this season, and 26-22 overall. The Dodgers have covered the run line in two straight games and are 25-20 against the run line when favored this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers games have gone over the over/under line in 15 of 23 games when the line is 8.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 26-22 overall. The Dodgers’ games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs this season, and their games have had an over/under line of 8.5 runs in 25.0% of their games this season.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto gets the start for the Dodgers today as he faces the Reds at home. He has made nine starts this season and has a record of 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA. Yamamoto’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.03, and opponents are batting .217 off him this year. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, giving up four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had won three straight starts. Yamamoto has been much better on the road, with an ERA of 1.59 compared to 11.43 at home.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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Shohei Ohtani has been one of the league’s top hitters this season, batting .350 with 13 home runs, which is the 2nd most in the MLB. Ohtani has also driven in 32 runs, which is 7th best in the league. He has also been hot of late, going 10/31 in his last eight games. Teoscar Hernández has also been a key power bat for the Dodgers, as he has 11 homers and 37 RBIs, both of which are team highs.

As a team, the Dodgers are 2nd in the league in scoring at 5.2 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.6 runs per game. Overall, they are the league’s top on-base percentage team and are also 2nd in team slugging percentage. The Dodgers also have the league’s top OPS at .776.

Reds vs Dodgers Prediction

There are a few ways to play this Dodgers and Reds matchup, but our favorite bet is to take the over at 8.5 runs. Offensively, we have the Dodgers finishing with 9 hits and the Reds with 8, meaning there is some room for error on both sides.

If you’re looking for a money line pick, we would take the Dodgers, but at -172, we don’t see a ton of value in this bet. However, if you parlay the Dodgers on the money line with the over, you could see a nice payout.

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