Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Holmberg (1-1) vs. Brett Anderson (6-7)
The Cincinnati Reds take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. David Holmberg is the probable starter for the Reds and he'll face Brett Anderson of the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +170 and Los Angeles at -180. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds, with a 59-53 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 53-54 over/under record. The Dodgers are 51-64 against the run line and have a 57-53 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Reds show up with a 51-62 record, including 23-36 on the road. David Holmberg has a 1-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.06 and a 1.25 WHIP. The Reds are 1-2 over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 13 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-2. The team is averaging 6.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.86 and they've given up 322 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Reds bullpen while walking 149 times and striking out 316 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.33 strikeouts per game while getting 8.36 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.01.
Cincinnati is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. Ranked at 15th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .315 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 119 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game.
Los Angeles is 39-20 at home while holding a 64-51 overall record on the season. Brett Anderson has a record of 6-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.43 on the year with a 1.33 WHIP. The Dodgers have a record of 11-11 over the 128.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 135 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-12. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.19 and they have given up 311 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .247 against the Dodgers bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 367 times. Los Angeles is averaging 7.51 strikeouts per game while getting 8.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66.
They are batting .246 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .246 at home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .308 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. Howie Kendrick leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.27 hits a game.
The Reds have committed 58 errors and have combined for 1,159 assists and 3,057 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Dodgers have committed 51 errors on the season with 1204 assists and 3,053 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 53-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 59-53 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 57-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 51-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/17/15 P Jon Moscot Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/16)
06/11/15 SS Zack Cozart Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/11); out for season
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23), out for season
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/14/15 C Yasmani Grandal Shoulder is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/13/15 P Joel Peralta Rest Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
08/11/15 P Carlos Frias Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/10/15 2B Howie Kendrick Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
06/18/15 P Chris Hatcher Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/15)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds
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