Matchup: Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitchers: Reds Johnny Cueto (R) vs Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu (L)
Latest Odds: Dodgers -109, Reds -101 Total 6.5
The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Dodger Stadium.
Right hander Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Cueto is 4-3 this season with a 1.86 ERA. After becoming the first pitcher since 1909 to work at least seven innings and allow two or fewer runs in each of his first nine starts, Cueto was roughed up for eight runs (six earned), a season worst six hits in 5 1/3 frames on Tuesday while losing to the Washington Nationals. In 77 1/3 innings Cueto has only given up 39 hits to date to go along with two shutouts.In his career he is 1-4 with a 3.50 ERA in six career starts against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers will counter Cueto with Hyun-Jin Ryu. Left hander Ryu has a 3.00 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season. Since coming off the disabled listed Ryu Struck out a season high 9 against the Mets. In his one career outing against the Reds he allowed one run and 2 hits with 9 strike outs over seven innings.
Oddsmakers currently have the Reds listed as 101-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game's total is sitting at 6½.
The Dodgers were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Cincinnati was a 4-0 loser in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They lost as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Team record: 22-26
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Team record: 27-24
LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Free MLB Pick: Under 6.5 Runs