Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/11/2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 11:35 AM on SNLA
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Los Angeles Dodgers - Greinke, Z (8-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Simon, A (8-3)
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Thursday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take the field behind Zack Greinke as they take on the Cincinnati Reds and Alfredo Simon. Greinke will be making his 14th start as Simon makes his 13th.
Zack Greinke pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 8 - 2 with an ERA of 2.62. The last time out, Greinke surrendered 4 runs on 11 hits in 7 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 6. Despite a no-decision and a loss in his last 2 starts, Greinke is still having a great season and he could have a chance to equal or surpass his numbers from 2013 when he went 15 – 4 with a 2.63 ERA.
Last season, Greinke was 1 – 0 with a 1.29 ERA in 2 starts against the Reds. This season, he beat the Reds on the strength of a 7.2 inning effort where he allowed 3 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) without issuing a walk and striking out 11.
Alfredo Simon picked up his second straight win in his last start and that boosted his record to 8 -3 with a 3.15 ERA. In that outing, Simon allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in 6 innings of work. He struck out 3 batters without issuing any walks. Simon is already ahead of the 6 -4 record (with a save) and close to the 2.87 ERA that he posted in 2013 as he made 63 relief appearances.
Last season, Simon didn’t record a decision in his 2 appearances against the Dodgers. This season, he took a loss against Los Angeles after getting lit up for 5 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in just 3.2 innings of work.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-29-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.4
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 28-31-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/09/14 2B Dee Gordon Hip questionable
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/26/14 C A.J. Ellis Ankle 15-day DL (5/25)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
05/21/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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