Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Wright vs. Ross Stripling
The Cincinnati Reds visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Daniel Wright for the Reds and Ross Stripling for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +118 and Los Angeles at -128. The over/under was set at 8. The Reds have a 25-16-3 over/under record and a 21-23-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Dodgers are 20-24-0 against the run line and have a 19-22-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Reds head into this matchup with a 15-29 record, including 3-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Daniel Wright is making his season debut for Cincinnati. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 6.47 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 141 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.21 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.57. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 414 base hits and 240 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 199 batters and struck out 311. They walk 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.58 and their FIP as a unit is 5.70.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .233, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Reds hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.61 hits per game. Joey Votto comes into this game hitting .205 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 30 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 47 times and has walked 27 times. Zack Cozart is hitting .323 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 43 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 16. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 18 times. The Reds have 335 hits, including 75 doubles and 46 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Cincinnati has walked 105 times this season and they've struck out 355 times as a unit. They've left 231 men on base and have a team OPS of .682. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 10-12 home record and a 22-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.53, Ross Stripling has a 2-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 44 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 125 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 338 base knocks and 167 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 399. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .244 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.55 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .281 and he has an OBP of .364. He has 43 hits this year along with 16 runs scored and 21 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 21 occasions. Corey Seager is hitting .273 and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 48 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 23. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 29 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 376 base hits, including 72 doubles and 44 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 152 times this year and they have struck out 347 times. They've had 319 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They score 4.31 runs per game and have totaled 194 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 25-16-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 21-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-22-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 20-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/20/16 P Tim Adleman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
05/09/16 P Jon Moscot Shoulder 15-day DL (5/3)
05/02/16 C Devin Mesoraco Shoulder 60-day DL (5/1); out for season
05/01/16 P Raisel Iglesias Shoulder 15-day DL (4/26)
04/10/16 CF Yorman Rodriguez Hamstring 60-day DL (3/27)
04/04/16 P Anthony DeSclafa Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 C Kyle Skipworth Ankle 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 P Michael Lorenzen Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Reds
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