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Date: Monday August 22, 2016
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Scott Kazmir vs. Homer Bailey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -125, Cincinnati +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds +1.5 (-135)
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Dodgers are waging quite the battle with San Francisco in the NL West. After briefly holding the lead they have sunk just back of the Giants as this is being written on Sunday afternoon.
Games against teams like the Reds, who are playing for nothing, are going to determine whether this grinding group is going t make it or not.
Los Angeles Dodgers
They might be battling SF but lately the Dodgers have been skidding as well, losing 3 in a row heading into Sunday.
The way this team is constructed it is going to be hard to count on regular offense as their best hitters have been a rookie and a journeyman.
The team is only hitting .250 and they do not have enough pop or speed to turn that into a fearsome offense.
L.A. is still waiting for Scott Kazmir to earn his keep but at least he has been taking his turns.
He has not been dominant but the veteran lefty is still capable. In his last two outings he has yielded just 2ER in each.
Even though the peripherals are not great he is 6-0 on the road this season. So much for Dodger stadium being a pitchers haven.
The Reds deserve some credit for not totally mailing in the season after a bad start. They have actually won five in a row heading into Sunday and have a winning record at home.
There is enough power in this lineup to make sure you pitch to it carefully and enough speed to make you pay if you are too careful.
It might not be too long before the Reds are back in contention…
…if they can get some pitching. Homer Bailey is the most recognizable arm on the staff but he has missed most of the season recovering from injury. In his four starts he has looked good though with 27Ks in just 19 innings.
It is a small sample but the home cooking has been good – 1.80 ERA – Great American can play like a bandbox in the summer but Bailey is comfortable there.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-0-2 in LAD last 8 games following a win.
- Over is 5-1-2 in LAD last 8 overall.
- Over is 5-1-2 in LAD last 8 on grass.
- Over is 13-3 in CIN last 16 Mon. games.
- Over is 8-2 in CIN last 10 overall.
- Over is 8-2 in CIN last 10 on grass.
Free Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Dodgers have been scuffling. Though they have a nice record over all since Kershaw get hurt it is hard to give them too much of an advantage in any individual contest.
I am not sure there is any value there.
Bailey has always been on the cusp of being a great pitcher. He has been sharp since coming back and may being discounted generally in this slot because the team overall has been bad.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cincinnati +115
Love the value with the hometown Reds here. Bailey is looking in midseason form and Kazmir is unpredictable. Odds are this one might come in below the total too.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 4 – Los Angeles 3
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