Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Tyler Mahle
Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers (29-16, 1st in NL West) go to Great American Ball Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (20-24, 5th in NL Central). The Reds open this game at +132 while the Dodgers are priced at -142. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Dodgers have been a great choice for wagerers, having gone 29-16-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 45.5% of the time, going 20-24-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been a great choice for wagerers as the favorite, going 29-14-0 SU. Cincinnati has gone 7-18-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 28.0% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 22-21-2.
Los Angeles covers 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 10-10-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds are covering 55.6% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 10-8-0 SU.
The Reds have been a rough Over choice for O/U bettors, having gone 15-28-1.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/17/19 P Kenta Maeda Thigh is out indefinitely
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)
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 Walker Buehler has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 39 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. 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 19th 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 2nd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .401 with an on-base percentage of .481. He has 61 hits this season in 152 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .770 and an OPS+ of 232. Justin Turner is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 149 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .443. 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 20-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Tyler Mahle has a 0-5 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 166 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 332 base knocks and 145 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 140 hitters and struck out 428 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.32.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Reds hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .350. He has 43 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 139. Jose Iglesias is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 40 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Reds as a unit have 321 base hits, including 56 doubles and 63 homers. Cincinnati has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 388 occasions. They have had 262 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 182 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +132
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