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(67-54) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds (52-69)
Date: Sunday August 21, 2016
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
Projected Pitchers: Julio Urias vs Anthony DeSclafani
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The L.A. Dodgers are in a dog fight with the San Francisco Giants in the extremely tight NL West, so winning their easier contests, including this one, is key if they want to take the division crown. The Reds, on the other hand, are just ready for this season to be over.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have gained significant ground on the San Francisco Giants in the NL West since the All-Star break, and a series-finale win against the Reds really helps their cause with just 40 games remaining.
Even without the amazing Clayton Kershaw out of the rotation, the Dodgers find themselves 4th in the majors in ERA, 2nd in WHIP and 1st in K/9.
The bats have been mediocre, but the pitching has kept the team afloat all year long.
Youngster Julio Urias is expected to be part of L.A.’s long-term plans, and he’ll get the start against the lowly Reds.
Urias last made an appearance out of the bullpen on Aug. 13 where he allowed three hits and no runs in 2.2 innings of work.
The 20-year-old Urias has allowed six earned runs over his last 13 road innings pitched.
Despite not having anything to play for, the Cincinnati Reds have won seven of their last 10 games as they continue to play spoiler.
The Reds are still keeping the basement warm in the NL Central, and their pitching has been the main reason why.
They’re either last or next to last in almost every major pitching category, including ERA, WHIP and home runs allowed.
Anthony DeSclafani has been unreal for the Reds this year, despite pitching behind a lineup that ranks near the bottom of every offensive category as well.
He comes in with a 7-1 record and a 3.10 ERA. Over his last four home starts, DeSclafani has allowed just seven earned runs to go with 22 strikeouts and zero walks.
He’s been amazing this year and gives the lowly Reds something to look forward to next season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 21-11 in day games.
- Dodgers are 29-30 on the road.
- Reds are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
- Reds are 4-0 in DeSclafani’s last four home starts.
- DeSclafani has a 2.12 home ERA.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
Cincinnati hasn’t had much to cheer for this year, but Anthony DeSclafani has been an exception.
The Reds just took three of four games against the playoff-contending Marlins, and they’ve done a fine job ruining the party for the NL West-chasing Dodgers.
With DeSclafani being so dangerous at home, I think the Reds will take the series finale.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cincinnati ML
It’s far from a sure thing when you put your money on the Reds, but DeSclafani has by far been their best pitcher all year. Go with the Reds.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 5-3
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