Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Straily vs. Scott Kazmir
The Cincinnati Reds visit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Dan Straily for the Reds and Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +157 and Los Angeles at -167. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Reds have a 25-17-3 over/under record and a 22-23-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Dodgers are 21-24-0 against the run line and have a 19-23-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Reds head into this matchup with a 15-30 record, including 3-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Dan Straily has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.85 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 41 strikeouts over his 47.1 innings pitched and he has given up 34 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. 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 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.11 batters per nine. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.48. The Reds pitchers have collectively given up 419 base hits and 241 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 203 batters and struck out 313. They walk 4.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.57 and their FIP as a unit is 5.65.
As a team, Cincinnati is batting .231, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .232 average away from home. The Reds hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.49 hits per game. Joey Votto comes into this game hitting .203 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 48 times and has walked 28 times. Zack Cozart is hitting .321 and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 44 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 337 hits, including 76 doubles and 46 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Cincinnati has walked 106 times this season and they've struck out 362 times as a unit. They've left 233 men on base and have a team OPS of .674. They score 3.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 11-12 home record and a 23-23 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.23, Scott Kazmir has a 3-3 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 49 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.67. 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 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.27 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 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 130 hitters and struck out 406. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .244 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.56 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .280 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 44 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 .268 and he has an OBP of .323. 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 30 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 381 base hits, including 72 doubles and 44 homers. They have 12 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out 349 times. They've had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 195 runs so far this season.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 25-17-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 22-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-23-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-24-0 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
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 15-day DL (5/22)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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