Free MLB Pick: Reds vs Dodgers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
()Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Time: 10:10 pm
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Hoffman vs Walker Buehler
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds -204 | Dodgers -222
MLB run line Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-104)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Cincinnati Reds are set to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in what essentially boils down to a battle of the pitchers between Jeff Hoffman and Walker Buehler. While that might seem like nonsensical hyperbole, the two pitchers are so similar in stats that it’s really hard to make any kind of firm decision here.
Let’s start with the fact that the Cincinnati Reds are 1-9 in their last 10 games and are 2-7 in away games so far this season. Not only does that mean the Reds would need nothing short of a miracle to win on Tuesday, but also by how they have been outscored. 41-54 in their last 10 games.
The good news is that the Reds will have Jeff Hoffman on the mound, who is 2-1 in his three straights for the team and has an ERA of 2.66. He also only gave up 2 runs in five innings during his last start, making him a problem for any opposing offense.
There is a little bit of skepticism though, especially with the Reds record and Hoffman’s career ERA of 6.50 against the Dodgers, which should keep most fans away from betting on this dumper fire of team at the moment.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2-3 in their last 5 games and 5-5 in their last ten. They will also have Walker Buehler on the mound to start the game, who is 1-0 so far this season and has 12 strikeouts in 4 games. Furthermore, he holds a 2.16 ERA, which gives the team an iron-clad pitcher to rely on.
As for their offense, they have been outscored 15-21 in their last 5 games, making them a little bit of a dicey pick themselves. Then again, the Buehler was able to strike out 7 Padres in 9 innings during his last start, making him a very consistent presence. That might just be all the Dodgers need to win this one.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The Los Angels Dodgers are obviously the safe pick to go with here, but some will probably want to bet on the upset. If you do end up trying that approach, maybe go for a spread bet instead of a straight-up one. At least that way, you don’t have to win, the Reds just have to come close enough to cover the spread.
That would probably be the better choice for several reasons. The first is the fact that while the two pitchers are running very similar numbers in several categories, Buehler has the better ERA and more strikeouts than his opponent.
He is also the leading pitcher in stats for the Dodgers this season, making him one of the best pitchers so far this season. With that in mind though, Jeff Hoffman has an ERA of 2.66 giving him at least a chance at making it close.
The Reds also have offensive weapons like Nick Castellanos, Eugenia Suarez, Jessie Winker, and Mike Moustakas, who combine for 49 runs, 70 hits, 16 home runs, and 37 RBI’s this season, meaning they are at least going to go down fighting.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5
Go with the Los Angeles Dodgers on the runline. Small lean to the over. Either way, you might just make some cash off of the move.
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