Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+225) Los Angeles (-280)
The Cincinnati Reds (2-3) are hitting the road to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-2). The moneyline on this game has Cincinnati at +225 while Los Angeles opens at -280. The betting total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Reiver Sanmartin and Walker Buehler.
The Reds have accrued 6 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 3 balls out of the stadium. Cincinnati has a slugging percentage of .289 and have been rung up 47 times, while being walked on 14 occasions. As a team, the Cincinnati Reds are knocking in 4.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 11th in the league. They have 23 runs batted in as well as 31 hits for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .195. They have earned a total of 24 runs while holding a team OBP of .270.
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Reds pitchers have yielded 5 home runs in addition to 25 runs in total (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 23 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a team for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.40. The Reds have a team earned run average of 4.40 so far this season (20th in the league), and their staff has rung up 46 hitters.
The Reds relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 4 save situations. The relievers have inherited 8 runners on the campaign and 50.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. Reds relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 5 times as well as having 3 appearances in high leverage situations. The Reds have sent 20 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have recorded 2 holds this year (21st in the league). They have tallied 2 saves so far this year and have blown 0 out of their 2 save opportunities.
The Reds have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 387 innings on the field, which ranks them 20th in the majors. The Cincinnati Reds have notched a total of 129 putouts for the season, in addition to 29 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which ranks 21st in MLB, and they have twisted 2 double plays.
Sanmartin (2-1 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 2.80 and he has gone up against 62 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 16 base knocks (10.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 7 walks. His ERA is 4.50 (7 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.643. Sanmartin has pitched in 14 frames and is sitting with 13 punch outs so far in his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned an OBP of .310 and a team batting average of .236 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 37 occasions (24th in MLB) and have tallied 33 base hits. Los Angeles is sitting with 1 HR this season to go along with 13 RBIs. The Dodgers have a SLG% of .314 and they average 4.50 runs per game (13th in baseball). They have put up 6 two-baggers, while getting a free base 15 times as well as putting up 18 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have allowed 17 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.44 (13 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 3 long balls and they allow 4.50 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Dodgers have a team WHIP of 1.176 and have a FIP of 3.43 as a staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.40 (34 strikeouts vs 10 free passes). They sit at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 30.
Sitting with 4 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 3 holds and also 0 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 1 save chance and they have tallied 1 save. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 3 times in high leverage situations and also on 5 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 0.0% out of 9 inherited base runners. They are ranked 5th in baseball with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 15 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 1 double play and have a fielding percentage of .979 (23rd in pro baseball). The Dodgers have racked up 41 assists, 3 errors and have amassed 102 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 306 innings played, the Dodgers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (19th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Buehler has conceded 436 hits and he has 637 K's in 578 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 187 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.008 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.33 and he has faced 2,306 batters in his MLB career. Buehler (41-13 career record) is the owner of a 2.91 earned run average while giving up 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-280)
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