Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 6/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-280) Cincinnati (+235)
Great American Ball Park is the location where the Cincinnati Reds (23-44) will compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-25) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Dodgers at -280 and the Reds are priced at +235. The total comes in at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw and Hunter Greene.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .423 and have been called out on strikes 541 times, while drawing a walk on 260 occasions. They have earned 313 runs batted in and 559 hits this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .250. The Dodgers have recorded 129 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 78 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 334 runs scored while having a team OBP of .329. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which is 2nd in the league.
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Dodgers pitchers have allowed 60 home runs and also 214 runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 170 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.46 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.51 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.07. The Dodgers have a team earned run average of 2.90 for the year (2nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 596 hitters.
The Dodgers bullpen have earned a save rate of 70.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 67 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 59 runners for the season and 30.5% of those runners crossed the plate. Dodgers pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 41 times and also have had 55 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 228 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 42 holds over the course of the season (10th in MLB). They have accumulated 17 saves this year and have missed out on 7 of their 24 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have turned 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,286 innings on the field, which ranks them 2nd in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a total of 1,762 putouts for the season, as well as 544 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 9th in professional baseball, and they have turned 53 double plays.
Kershaw (189-85 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 2.76 and he has faced 9,814 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 1,886 base hits (6.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 612 free passes. His earned run average is 2.48 (688 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.002. Kershaw has pitched in 2,493 frames and is sitting with 2,710 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Cincinnati Reds hold a team on-base percentage of .307 and a batting average of .237 on the year. They have been rung up on 561 occasions (18th in baseball) and have accounted for 521 base hits. Cincinnati has hit 64 home runs on the year as well as 279 runs batted in. The Reds hold a slugging % of .377 and they earn 4.31 runs per outing (17th in the league). They have tallied 104 doubles, while walking 195 times as well as scoring 289 runs.
The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.415 with a FIP of 4.63 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.25 (583 strikeouts vs 259 walks). They are currently ranked 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 565. They have allowed 89 homers and they relinquish 5.55 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Cincinnati pitching staff have relinquished 359 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.27 (341 earned runs given up).
Cincinnati has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 13 saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 59.1%, and they have sent 238 relievers onto the field for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 56 times in high leverage situations in addition to 72 occasions with runners on base. Cincinnati relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.7% of 117 inherited runners. With 51 save situations, the Reds have accumulated 29 holds and also 9 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have gotten 36 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (21st in baseball). The Reds have accrued 493 assists, 39 errors and have earned 1,748 putouts this season. Out of their 5,244 innings on the field, the Reds hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Greene has allowed 56 hits and he has 85 strikeouts in 65 innings. Greene (3-7 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 5.26 ERA while conceding 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 38 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and he has faced 282 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-280)
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