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2019 MLB Season
(30-16) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds (20-25)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH.
Projected Starters: Buehler vs. Mahle
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -150 / Cincinnati +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: LA +100 / Cincinnati -120
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10.0 (Over -115)
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rich Hill had the Reds in a daze for six innings on Friday night, spinning six shutout innings while striking out ten without walking a batter and the Dodgers won, 6–0.
Dylan Floro, Ross Stripling, and Joe Kelly each struck out a batter in a scoreless inning to preserve Hill’s shutout. Corey Seager drove in two and four other Dodgers one in a customarily balanced effort.
Walker Buehler is 4–0 with a WHIP under 1.04 but he’s not taken the leap forward some Dodger fans had in mind in his second season — and what should be his first full season — in the big leagues, as evidenced by his league-average 4.15 ERA.
He is coming off his best start of the season, albeit against the Nationals: seven shutout innings, four hits, a walk, and seven strikeouts. He’s gone seven strong in each of his last two outings.
Are the Reds a good team? That’s a question some are grappling with here in mid-May. Cincinnati is in last place with a 1.1 percent chance to make the playoffs, according to Baseball-Reference, despite a 26–18 Pythagorean expectation.
One thing for sure is the offense is not strong. Only one player is better than league-average, in terms of OPS, and that’s the third baseman Eugenio Suarez (138 OPS+). Jose Iglesias is the next-closest, followed by Jesse Winkler. Joey Votto has struggled in the first quarter of the season, though it’s evident he’s no longer close to the hitter he was at his peak (we all knew that).
Tyler Mahle has been one of the young starting pitchers to take a big step forward this season. He’s upped the strikeouts per nine (from 8.8 to 9.7), while really cutting down on his walks (4.3 per nine to 1.8). It’s still too early to know if those improvements are here to stay but for now, Reds fans have reason to believe they are.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- LAD are 22-8 in their last 30 overall.
- LAD are 22-8 in their last 30 games on grass.
- LAD are 9-4 in their last 13 Sat. games.
- Over is 6-2 in CIN last 8 vs. National League West.
- Under is 43-17-2 in CIN last 62 overall.
- Under is 43-17-2 in CIN last 62 on grass.
- Head to Head: LAD are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Cincinnati.
- Head to Head: LAD are 22-8 in the last 30 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction: Under.
Buehler has caught a groove and Mahle looks like a legitimate commodity to me. Double-Digits feels decidedly too high here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 10.0 (-105)
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 3 – Cincinnati 2
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