Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+200) Los Angeles (-250)
Dodger Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2) will meet the Cincinnati Reds (2-4) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Reds at +200 while the Dodgers are coming in at -250. The betting total comes in at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Hunter Greene and Julio Urias.
The Reds have accumulated 8 doubles as a team and have hit 5 baseballs out of the stadium. Cincinnati is slugging .318 and have been called out on strikes 59 times, while being walked on 14 occasions. As a squad, the Cincinnati Reds are earning 4.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball. They have 26 RBI's and 38 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .198. They have tallied 27 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .268.
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Reds pitchers have given up 9 home runs in addition to 32 total runs (26th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 27 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.92 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.07 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.48. The Reds are sitting with a team ERA of 4.85 on the campaign (25th in the league), and they have rung up 56 batters.
The Reds have sent 23 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 8 base runners for the year with 50.0% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 2 saves on the year and have missed out on 0 out of their 2 chances to save the game. The Reds relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 4 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 2 holds over the course of the season (22nd in MLB). Reds pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 5 times and also have had 3 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Reds have converted 68.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 468 innings, ranking them 24th in MLB. The Cincinnati Reds have accumulated 156 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 37 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which is 18th in baseball, and have earned 2 double plays.
Greene has taken the mound for 5 innings and has earned 7 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 5.40 (3 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.200. He has allowed 4 base knocks (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 2 walks. Greene (1-0 career mark) has earned a FIP of 6.58 while he has gone up against 21 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Dodgers have a team slugging percentage of .393 and they earn 5.00 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have recorded 9 two-baggers, while walking 19 times as well as scoring 25 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 5 HRs this year and 20 RBIs. They have struck out on 44 occasions (23rd in the league) and have accounted for 44 hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled a team OBP of .322 as well as a team batting average of .247 on the season.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 0.977 and are the owners of a FIP of 2.70 as a staff this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.36 (48 strikeouts against 11 walks). They sit at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 31. They have allowed 3 HR's and they concede 3.56 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 17 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 2.72 (13 earned runs surrendered).
Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 1 save opportunity and they have walked away with 1 save. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 17 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relievers have taken the field 3 times in high leverage situations and also on 5 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score percentage of 0.0% out of 9 inherited base runners. Sitting with 4 save situations, the Dodgers have 3 holds and also 0 blown saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have gotten 1 double play and have a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 44 assists, 3 errors and have a total of 129 putouts this season. In their 387 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.7% (13th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Urias has conceded 366 base knocks while he has totaled 427 K's in 426 innings pitched. Urias (32-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.14 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 149 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.163 and having a FIP of 3.4. His K/BB ratio is 3.28 and he has faced 1,762 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-250)
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