Reds vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/24

Reds vs Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/24

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Los Angeles Dodgers face off against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. With both teams aiming for a win, expect an exciting matchup on the field.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 24, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM
  • Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Line: LAD -165
  • Over/Under: 9.5

Team Breakdown:

Los Angeles Dodgers:

The Dodgers boast a strong 33-19 record, with a solid 14-8 performance on the road. James Paxton will take the mound, looking to extend their winning streak.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Shohei Ohtani (13 HR)
  • Batting Average: Shohei Ohtani (.348 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Teoscar Hernandez (37 RBI)

James Paxton, the Dodgers' starting pitcher, remains undefeated with a 5-0 record and a solid 2.84 ERA over 44.1 innings. His consistency on the mound has been instrumental in the Dodgers' success.

Cincinnati Reds:

The Reds have struggled this season with a 20-30 record, including a 10-15 record at home. Graham Ashcraft will start for Cincinnati, hoping to turn their fortunes around.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Elly De La Cruz (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Elly De La Cruz (.254 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Spencer Steer (31 RBI)

Graham Ashcraft, the Reds' starting pitcher, has a 3-3 record with a 4.25 ERA over 48.2 innings. However, he faces a tough challenge against the potent Dodgers lineup.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
LAD (33-19) -165 o9.5 (-120) -1.5 (-105)
CIN (20-30) +140 u9.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (-115)

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Los Angeles Dodgers will come out on top. Here's why:

The Dodgers have been in excellent form with a 33-19 record, demonstrating their ability to win games consistently. With James Paxton on the mound, they have a reliable starter who has yet to lose a game this season.

Offensively, the Dodgers are led by Shohei Ohtani, who has been exceptional with 13 home runs and a .348 batting average. Supported by players like Teoscar Hernandez, the Dodgers have the firepower to score runs against the Reds' pitching staff.

Defensively, the Dodgers have a solid lineup that can limit the Reds' scoring opportunities. With their combination of strong pitching, hitting, and fielding, the Dodgers are well-positioned to secure a victory in this game.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers ML (-165)

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