Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds Free Pick 05/19/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-05-19

Eugenio Suarez and the Cincinnati Reds are playing host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park. This NL matchup will get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Ohio to catch the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds Odds

Los Angeles (getting -165) is favored against Cincinnati (+155) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 9.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Dodgers -1.5 (-115) and Reds +1.5 (-105).

The Reds are 26-19 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 21-25 straight up (SU). The team’s lost 4.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 4.7 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 30-17 SU and have gone 21-25 ATS. They’ve accumulated 8.7 units for moneyline gamblers over the early part of the season, but have lost 0.7 units ATS.

Cincinnati games have an over/under record of 15-29-1 thus far in 2019. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 22-22-2.

The left-handed Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the nod for the visiting Dodgers. Ryu (5-1, 1.72 ERA) has racked up 54 strikeouts in 52.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Reds this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 5.40 ERA and six strikeouts over five innings).

The Reds are planning to start righty Tanner Roark (3-2, 3.50 ERA), who’s got 43 strikeouts and 20 walks to his name as well as a 1.47 WHIP. Roark only made one start against the Dodgers in 2018 (0-1, 3.86 ERA and eight strikeouts across seven innings).

Cincinnati’s pitchers have allowed 3.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.44, a WHIP of 1.19 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.8. The bullpen has a 3.10 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

Cincinnati’s hitters have produced 4.0 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .226/.262/.341 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Eugenio Suarez has helped lead the Reds’ offense this season with 13 home runs, 31 RBIs and 24 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.07 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 8.93 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.15, along with a WHIP of 1.02 and a K/9 of 9.10.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .254/.344/.452 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles’ offense has been led by Cody Bellinger. Bellinger is slashing .409/.487/.786 with 16 home runs, 42 RBIs, 41 runs and seven stolen bases.

The Reds are looking for another victory after a 4-0 win in the prior game of the series.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Notes

The under has hit in four of Cincinnati’s last seven games.

The Dodgers have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit 10 over their last 10.

The Dodgers have an OPS of .797 this season and an OPS of .807 against right-handed pitchers. The Reds’ OPS stands at .678 overall and .656 against righties.

Cincinnati has recorded 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.8 over its last five.

The Reds have won three of their last four games SU.

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