Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+200) Los Angeles (-235)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (15-7, 1st in NL West) will play the Cincinnati Reds (9-12, 5th in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Reds open this matchup at +200 while the Dodgers are coming in at -235. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jeff Hoffman and Walker Buehler.
Cincinnati has a slugging % of .450 and have struck out 194 times, while drawing a walk on 71 occasions. They have accumulated 111 RBI's and 179 hits on the year, and their team batting average sits at .251. The Reds have accrued 35 doubles as a unit and have hit 33 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 117 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .328. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are putting up 5.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB.
Reds pitchers have conceded 31 home runs and 106 total runs (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 85 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.61 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.33. The Reds have an earned run average of 4.65 so far this year (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 202 hitters.
The Reds bullpen have recorded a save rate of 42.9% and stepped onto the hill in 12 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 33 runners for the season with 51.5% of them crossed the plate. Reds relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 23 times in addition to having 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 74 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have tallied 5 holds this season (27th in MLB). They have recorded 3 saves over the course of the season and have blown 4 out of their 7 save chances.
The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 558 putouts this year, as well as 178 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which has them sitting 20th in professional baseball, and have a total of 129 double plays. The Reds have turned 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,674 innings, which has them ranked 15th in the majors.
Hoffman has taken the mound for 251 innings and is sitting with 213 punch outs during his career. Hoffman (12-17 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.44 while he has gone up against 1,134 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 6.10 (170 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.598. He has given up 287 hits (10.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 114 free passes.
Los Angeles has hit 27 home runs on the campaign to go along with 103 RBIs. They have put up 39 doubles, while taking a walk 101 times and scoring 109 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with an on-base percentage of .346 and a team batting average of .245 for the season. The Dodgers hold a slugging percentage of .421 and they score 4.95 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 210 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 183 base hits.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 77 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 2.97 (66 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 23 long balls and they concede 3.46 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.074 in addition to having a FIP of 3.30 as a team this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.88 (225 strikeouts vs 58 bases on balls). They are sitting at 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 157.
Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.1% out of 29 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 38 times in high leverage situations and also on 23 occasions with runners on. With 36 save situations, the Dodgers have accumulated 21 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 13th in baseball with a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 68 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 14 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves.
In 1,803 innings played, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (8th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 12 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (21st in MLB). The Dodgers have recorded 186 assists, 15 errors and have 601 putouts for the year.
In his career, Buehler has given up 304 base hits while accumulating 441 punch outs in 390 innings pitched. Buehler (25-9 career mark) has earned a 3.09 ERA while giving up 7.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 134 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.019 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.69 and he has faced 1,564 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-235)
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