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L.A. vs. Cincinnati Free MLB Pick & Handicapping Lines Preview 8-26-2015

MLB Prediction: Dodgers vs Reds

Major League Baseball betting sees the Los Angeles Dodgers taking on the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday August 26th at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.

Los Angeles Dodgers (68-56) at Cincinnati Reds (52-72)
Date: Wednesday August 26th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Great American Ballpark- Cincinnati, Ohio
MLB Betting Lines: Los Angeles Dodgers -174, Cincinnati Reds +164
MLB Betting Total: 8.0
Probable Pitchers:   Dodgers LH Brett Anderson (7-8, 3.52 ERA)  vs. Reds LH David Holmberg (1-3, 6.57)

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The Dodgers and Reds meet inside Great American Ballpark Wednesday night for the 2nd of a 3 game set. Los Angeles put the brakes on a 5 game losing streak with a 5-1 series opening victory Tuesday night.

The win also put an end to an 8 game losing streak the Dodgers had inside Great American Ballpark.

The Reds will try to playing spoiler and help the San Francisco Giants out, who also lost Tuesday, as the Dodgers try to pull away even further in the AL West race.

Currently, the Dodgers sit 2.5 games ahead of the Giants in the standings.

Los Angeles will throw LH Brett Anderson Wednesday night. The Reds will counter with LH David Holmberg.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST with temperatures expected to fall into the 70s by game time.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers finally got some contributions from Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins in the series opener on Tuesday. Turner blasted a 2 run home run and Jimmy Rollins also threw in a 2 run shot along with a double. The duo had struggled as they had just 3 hits combined in the previous 6 games.

The offense came after a stretch that saw Los Angeles his .163 as a team during their losing streak while totaling only 9 runs combined.

The offensive slump comes as a bit of surprise as the Dodgers have averaged well above 4 runs per game all season long. With bats like Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez and others, they have given themselves one of the best offensive staffs in the league.

Looking to capture a series win, the Dodgers turn to Brett Anderson on Wednesday.

Anderson was one of the Dodgers hottest pitchers from the middle of June to the beginning of August. He went 4-2 with an ERA of only 2.43 in 9 starts during that span.

However, he is now just 1-2 with an ERA of 6.88 over his last 3.

He faced these Reds on August 15th and allowed 3 runs in 6.0 innings of work. The Dodgers went on to win that game 8-3.

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds only hopes this season are to play spoiler down the stretch here. Beating the Dodgers, whom they have had great success against, is one of those opportunities.

Cincinnati has been enduring tough times though as they’ve dropped 10 of their last 11 overall and won just 1 of the 11 series’ played following the all star break.

The main reason behind their struggles has been the lack of starting pitching.

Over their last 14 games, the starters have pitched past the 6th inning just twice and their ERA sits at 7.01.

LH David Holmberg has followed that suit as he’s been a mess lately.

The LH has lost 3 straight and comes off an outing that saw him allow 5 runs on 11 hits against the Diamondbacks. He faced the Dodgers this season and lasted just 2.0 innings allowing 7 runs.

MLB Betting Trends:

  • Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games.
  • Dodgers are 37-15 in their last 52 games as a favorite of -151 to -200.
  • Dodgers are 1-8 in their last 9 road games.
  • Reds are 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
  • Reds are 5-17 in their last 22 games on grass.

4* MLB Betting Prediction: Los Angeles ML

The Dodgers are clearly a much better team and winning games against sub .500 teams is a must for them.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Los Angeles 6- Cincinnati 5

Los Angeles produces just enough offense to clinch a series win here on Wednesday.

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