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2022 MLB Handicapping
(41-25) LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds (23-44)
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Anderson (LAD) vs. Luis Castillo (CIN)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -150 / Reds +140
MLB run line Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (+107) / Reds +1.5 (-127)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
Los Angeles and Cincinnati will be squaring off in the 2nd game of their series on Wednesday evening.
The Dodgers are not a huge favorite in this one, but they are still laying a decent price on the road.
Tyler Anderson will be opposed by Luis Castillo in this one.
The Dodgers have played well this season and are one of the best teams in baseball, but still could be playing better.
This is a team that has shown flashes of being truly dominant, but they have not done it on a regular enough basis. They still are going to have to make the leap from very good to elite as the season goes on.
In terms of their division, I do still feel they are the best in the NL West and will win it when all is said and done. Clearly, teams like the Padres ad Giants are more than capable, but LA does have more firepower, and that matters during a long season.
No team out there is immune to injuries and the Dodgers are dealing with their fair share of people sidelined. They have done a pretty job handling it, but it still is never an ideal situation.
Not having Buehler and Kershaw in that rotation are big losses for them. To me, they can only rely on some of their other arms for so long and will eventually need their top dogs back and ready to contribute.
Their offense is still very deep, but not having Mookie Betts in there is significant. The hope is that he is not long gone, but there is still no official word. One thing is for certain, though: if they want to make it to where they want, they are going to need him in that lineup.
After not playing their best ball over the weekend, this series with the Reds had to be a series where LA got back on track and they started off nicely with an 8-2 win. Tony Gonsolin once again put forth a solid effort and the offense did very well against Mahle and the bullpen.
Tyler Anderson will be getting the ball here and he has been a big surprise this season. For all of his career, he had been a decent pitcher, but this season he has really taken it to another level. Currently, he is 8-0 with an ERA of 2.82.
Boy, the struggle for the Reds just continues. Unless something unforeseen happens, it is going to be like this for the rest of the year.
There are certain times when there just is not a lot of positivity surrounding a team and that is the case for this group. As I look at them, I have a hard time finding anything they do all that well.
When you think of teams that have been some of the most disappointing this season, Cincinnati is one that comes right to mind. It would be more understanding if they were expected to be a bottom feeder, but that was not the case for them based on some of the players they have.
With the Pirates being an improved team, it looks like it is going to be these guys and the Cubs battling it out for the basement of the NL Central this season. Right now, the Reds trail the Brewers/Cardinals by 14.5 games with a record of 23-44.
Based on a lot of their numbers, it should not surprise people they have the record they do. When a team has a weak rotation, an up-and-down bullpen, and an offense that is not performing how it should, it is very reasonable to expect them to lose a lot.
If you root for this team, you would hope that this team goes out there and spends money to really improve the roster, but I would not bank on that. It is certainly what management and ownership should do, but I have a hard time seeing Cincinnati spend top dollar to acquire talent.
As long as they do not make a lot of changes, losses like game 1 to the Dodgers will continue to be a common occurrence. A team cannot put a compromised bunch out there and actually expect them to compete with squads much better than them.
Luis Castillo will be getting the ball here and has been alright, but that has not always translated to wins. He will look for different results against LA compared to what Mahle & co. got.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Dodgers are 48-11 in their last 59 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- The Dodgers are 26-8 in their last 34 games vs. a team with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- The Reds are 17-35 in their last 52 games as a home dog.
- The Reds are 16-39 in their last 55 games following a loss.
LA Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers followed a very familiar script in the opener and will look to keep that up here.
Anderson has been excellent this season and I see him keeping it up here. If he is on his game, this is a lineup he should be able to take care of.
Castillo is their best guy, but he will still have a tall task against this crew. I see them doing enough against him and what is a very weak pen at the moment.
With the Moneyline not being out of control, I am going to lay that with the Dodgers.
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