Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/19/2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Tanner Roark
Great American Ball Park is the venue where Jose Iglesias and the Cincinnati Reds (20-25, 5th in NL Central) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (30-16, 1st in NL West) on Sunday. The Dodgers open this contest at -158 while the Reds are coming in at +148. The total is set at 9.5.
The Dodgers have been strong for baseball wagerers, having gone 30-16-0 SU. The Reds are covering 44.4% of the time, going 20-25-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been strong for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 30-14-0 SU. Cincinnati is covering 26.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 7-19-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a dicey Over bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 22-22-2.
Los Angeles is covering 52.4% of the time as the away team, having gone 11-10-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds are covering 52.6% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 10-9-0 SU.
The Reds have been a rough Over bet for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 15-29-1.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/18/19 3B Justin Turner Shin is questionable Friday vs Cincinnati Reds
05/18/19 P Kenta Maeda Thigh 10-day IL (05/16)
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 30-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 1.72 and a WHIP of 0.73 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 332 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 409. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 43 hits this season in 151 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 121. Cody Bellinger is hitting .404 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .481. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 235 while his slugging percentage is at .788. The Dodgers have 388 hits, including 67 doubles and 74 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 186 times so far this season and they have struck out 361 times as a unit. They have left 328 men on base and have a team OPS of .801. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 241 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 20-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.50, Tanner Roark has a 3-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 170 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.7 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 3.38. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 342 base knocks and 151 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 436 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.43.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 30th in the league. The Reds hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .322. He has 40 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 94. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 44 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Reds as a unit have 324 base hits, including 56 doubles and 63 homers. Cincinnati has walked 138 times this year and they have struck out on 401 occasions. They have had 265 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 4.04 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 +148
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