Sunday, August 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani (7-7) vs. Zack Greinke (12-2)
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. The probable starters are Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds and Zack Greinke for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +220 and Los Angeles at -240. The over/under was set at 7. The Reds have a 54-54 over/under record and a 59-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Dodgers have a 58-53 over/under record and a 52-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Reds head into this matchup with a 51-63 record, including 23-37 on the road. Anthony DeSclafani has an earned run average of 3.75 and is 7-7 so far on the season while having a 1.36 WHIP. In his starts, the Reds are 11-11 over his 132 innings pitched this season while giving up 132 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Reds are 7-12 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 325 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.84. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Reds bullpen while walking 151 times and striking out 318 times. Cincinnati is averaging 7.35 strikeouts per game while getting 8.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.02.
Cincinnati ranks 19th in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .240 on the road. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .400. Joey Votto leads the team in hits with 120 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
With a 40-20 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 65-51 overall mark. Zack Greinke is starting this game 12-2 for the season with an earned run average of 1.65 and a WHIP of 0.87. In his starts, the Dodgers are 16-7 and he has allowed 109 hits over 158.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Dodgers are 11-12 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 311 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.16. Opposing teams are hitting .245 against the Dodgers bullpen while walking 113 times and striking out 370 times. Los Angeles is averaging 7.47 strikeouts per game while getting 8.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .245 average while hitting .246 at home. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .389. Howie Kendrick leads the team in hits with 124 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.26 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Reds have a fielding percentage of .987 with 58 total errors, 1,167 assists and 3,081 put outs. The Dodgers have committed 51 errors on the season with 1217 assists and 3,080 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 54-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 59-54 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 52-64 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
08/15/15 C Yasmani Grandal Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/14/15 P Juan Nicasio Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
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 60 day disabled list (8/2)
08/10/15 2B Howie Kendrick Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
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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