Dodgers vs. Reds MLB Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds. They continue their fight for first place in the National League West. The Dodgers are a half game behind the Rockies after winning two out of three in Colorado over the weekend.
Monday, September 10 at 6:40 PM ET
Great American Ball Park
Wind: 4mph and Blowing Out
Odds: Dodgers are-205-moneyline favorites. The total is 9Under -115.
Wood pitches well against the Mets
Alex Wood (8-6, 3.37 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) gave up one earned run on five hits in his last outing. He also had two walks with three strikeouts over five innings. He got a no-decision in a 4-2 loss against the Mets last Monday.
Wood is 5-3 with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP in 12 road starts. He’s allowed just seven earned runs over his previous six outings (32 2/3 frames) for a 1.96 ERA.
The Dodgers have scored 675 runs, which puts them 9th in the majors. They are putting up 4.72 runs per game (9th), hitting .245 (18th) with 200 home runs (2nd).
Los Angeles ranks 2nd with a 3.43 ERA, 2nd with a 1.17 WHIP and 2nd with 1370 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 12th with a 3.83 ERA.
Max Muncy leads the Dodgers with 32 home runs. Yasmani Grandal has 22 home runs and 65 RBI. Cody Bellinger has 22 home runs, 63 RBI and a team-best 130 hits.
Reed takes the loss in Pittsburgh
Cody Reed (0-2, 4.81, 1.44 WHIP) gave up six earned runs on nine hits (one home run) last time out. He had a walk with two strikeouts over five innings in a 7-3 loss against the Pirates last Tuesday. Reed has a 3.27 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP in five home appearances (one start).
The Reds have scored 654 runs, which is 13th in the majors. The team is putting up 4.54 runs per game (14th), hitting .259 (5th) with 154 home runs (19th).
Cincinnati ranks 24th with a 4.75 ERA, 28th with a 1.43 WHIP and 24th with 1115 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 18th with a 4.21 ERA.
Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 31 home runs and 100 RBI. Scooter Gennett has 22 home runs, 84 RBI and team-bests with a .315 batting average He has also chipped in 166 hits.
The Under is:
8-3 in Los Angeles’ last 11 games
6-0 in Wood’s last 6 starts overall
6-1 in Wood’s last seven starts during game 1 of a series
4-1 in Wood’s last five starts against a team with a losing record
4-1 in Wood’s last five road starts
5-2 in Cincinnati’s last seven during game 1 of a series
I’m looking at the Under. This is a high total for this game. Cody Reed has pitched well at home. Alex Wood has been solid lately PLUS he’s 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA and an 0.80 WHIP in two career starts at Great American Ball Park.
MLB Pick: Under 9 (-115) at Jazz Sportsbook
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Odds as seen on ESPN Chalk: https://goo.gl/ji6GJZ