Thursday, August 27, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke (13-3) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (7-9)
The Cincinnati Reds welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to Great American Ball Park on Thursday. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Dodgers and Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -185 and Cincinnati at +175. The over/under was set at 7. The Dodgers, with a 54-70 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 60-59 over/under record. The Reds have a 59-59 over/under record and a 63-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 68-56 record, including 26-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke holds a 13-3 record with an earned run average of 1.67 and a WHIP of 0.85. He's pitched 172.1 innings thus far while surrendering 117 hits over that time and when he starts, the Dodgers are 17-8. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-14. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.16 and they've given up 328 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 385 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86.
Los Angeles ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .245 while hitting .246 on the road. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .307 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.22 hits per game and Adrian Gonzalez leads the team with 129.
With a 29-33 home record, Cincinnati will hope to improve on their 52-72 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.97, Anthony DeSclafani will come into this game holding a 7-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He's pitched 143 innings thus far while surrendering 148 hits over that time in which the Reds are 11-13. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-13. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.77 and they have given up 363 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .235 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 346 times and walking 165 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.10.
They rank 21st in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 16th in the league in on-base percentage, the Reds sit at .314 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.57 hits per game and Joey Votto leads the team with 132.
The Dodgers have committed 54 errors and have combined for 1,306 assists and 3,288 put outs leading to a .988 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 62 errors, accumulating 1274 assists and compiling 3,357 put outs.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 60-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 54-70 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 59-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 63-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/26/15 CF Joc Pederson Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/25/15 C Yasmani Grandal Shoulder expected to miss Wednesday vs. Cincinnati Reds
08/13/15 P Joel Peralta Neck 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)
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
08/25/15 CF Brennan Boesch Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
08/23/15 P Manny Parra Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
08/19/15 CF Billy Hamilton Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds
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