Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Ross Stripling
The Cincinnati Reds head to Dodger Stadium on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Homer Bailey for the Reds and Ross Stripling for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Cincinnati at +165 and Los Angeles at -175. The Reds have a 17-21-0 over/under mark and a 19-19-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 21-16-0 against the run line and have a 20-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 17-21-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 19-19-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 20-17-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 21-16-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
03/30/18 P Michael Lorenzen Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
03/26/18 P Anthony DeSclafani Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/10/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/07/18 P Clayton Kershaw Biceps 10-day DL (05/03)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 10-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
04/15/18 2B Logan Forsythe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 3B Justin Turner Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 11-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 0-5 record with an earned run average of 5.61 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 25 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 335 base hits and 184 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 295. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Cincinnati is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Reds hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Peraza is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 41 hits this season in 146 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 87. Joey Votto is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 135 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Reds have 309 hits, including 62 doubles and 33 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 305 times as a unit. They have left 285 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 152 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 16-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.93, Ross Stripling has a 0-1 record and a 1.41 WHIP this season. He has 24 strikeouts over the 23.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 152 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 314 base knocks and 147 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 372 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .329. He has 38 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .443 with an OPS+ of 114. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 31 hits in 113 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Dodgers as a unit have 310 base hits, including 72 doubles and 32 homers. Los Angeles has walked 147 times this year and they have struck out on 323 occasions. They have had 281 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 163 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -175
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