Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 21 (6/21): MLB

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 21 (6/21): MLB

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Odds

Time 6:40 p.m. EST
Reds money line +160
Reds run line +1.5 (+105)
Dodgers money line -195
Dodgers run line -1.5 (-125)
Over / under 9.5

 

Key stats

  Cincinnati Reds Los Angeles Dodgers
Record 23-43 40-25
Home / road record 12-20 20-13
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak L4 L1
Over / under record 35-30-1 26-34-5
Runs / game 4.35 5.02
Runs allowed / game 5.32 3.26

 

Preview

The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet again to play a 3-game series at Great American Ball Park. The Dodgers lost their last series against the Guardians and the Reds were swept by the Brewers and are 0-4 vs Dodgers this season.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds get here with a 23-43 record and have lost 4 straight games. The team is averaging 4.35 runs while allowing 5.3 runs per game. Brandon Dury leads the team with 35 RBI and 14 home runs. Kyle Farmer is batting for .282 AVG.

Hunter Green leads the pitching staff with a 5.26 ERA, 85 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded with the Reds.

Probable Pitcher: 

Tyler Mahle (2-5, 4.46 ERA) will start for the Reds in the 1st game of the series. Mahle allowed just three hits and no walks while striking out 12 in nine scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.21 and 20 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Dodgers in his career.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers get here with a 40-25 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging .247 at bat scoring 5 runs per game while allowing 3.2 runs. Mookie Bets leads the team batting for .303 AVG. and 17 home runs. Trea Turner has 49 RBI. 

Tony Gonsolin leads the team with a 1.42 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher

Tony Gonsolin (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Dodgers. Gonsolin earned the win over the Angels on Tuesday by allowing just one hit and two walks over 6.1 scoreless innings. He had six strikeouts. He pitched 4 scoreless innings against the Reds earlier this season but didn't factor into the descision.

BETTING TRENDS

LA Dodgers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Cincinnati.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games on the road.

Cincinnati are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Cincinnati are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers.

Prediction

The Dodgers have struggled lately as they are just 5-5 in their last 10 games and are without their best hitter Mookie Betts. They'll send Tony Gonsolin to the mound who has been outstanding this season and dominated the Reds across 4 innings earlier this season. The Reds are sending Tyler Mahle who has improved lately and just pitched 9 scoreless innings in his last start.  The Dodgers offense has been quiet lately and the under has cashed in 7 of their last 9 games on the road. Take the under.

PICK:  Under 9.5 (-110)

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