Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/17/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Anthony DeSclafani
Great American Ball Park is the site where Jose Iglesias and the Cincinnati Reds (19-24, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (29-16, 1st in NL West) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Dodgers coming in at -126 and the Reds are at +116. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Dodgers have been a very good bet for MLB bettors, having gone 29-16-0 SU. The Reds cover 44.2% of the time, going 19-24-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a very good bet for MLB bettors as favorites, going 29-14-0 SU. Cincinnati has gone 7-18-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 28.0% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under wagerers, having gone 22-21-2.
Los Angeles covers 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 10-10-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds cover 52.9% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 9-8-0 SU.
The Reds have been an awful Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 15-27-1.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/14/19 P Julio Urias Personal 10-day IL (05/14)
04/30/19 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 10-day IL (04/30)
04/29/19 P Caleb Ferguson Oblique 10-day IL (04/28)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
03/30/19 3B Alex Blandino Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Alex Wood Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Scooter Gennett Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 29-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 329 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 396. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 43 hits this season in 149 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 125. Cody Bellinger is hitting .401 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .481. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 152 at bats. His OPS+ is 232 while his slugging percentage is at .770. The Dodgers have 378 hits, including 65 doubles and 70 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 184 times so far this season and they have struck out 353 times as a unit. They have left 323 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 19-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.17, Anthony DeSclafani has a 2-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 159 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 328 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.38.
As a team, they are batting .216, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .331. He has 39 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 101. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 41 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Reds as a unit have 309 base hits, including 55 doubles and 62 homers. Cincinnati has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 383 occasions. They have had 252 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +116
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