Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (51-62) at Los Angeles Dodgers (64-51)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
A DeSclafani (7-7) (3.75) vs. A Wood (7-7) (3.72)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -172 / Cincinnati Reds +162 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Friday at Dodger Stadium for game two of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers still lead the National League West but their lead shrunk on Thursday as they lost to the Reds. Joc Pederson hit a home run, Enrique Hernandez had three hits, and Adrian Gonzalez had a hit as the Dodgers scored three runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Mat Latos allowed seven hits and four runs while striking out seven over 4.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-9 for the season. For Friday’s game the Dodgers start Alex Wood who has allowed 13 hits and seven runs while striking out 13 over 11.1 innings for a 0-1 record and a 5.56 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds continued to hit he baseball as they crushed the Dodgers on Thursday. Eugenio Suarez and Billy Hamilton each hit home runs and Brandon Phillips and Todd Frazier had two hits each as the Reds scored 10 runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson allowed five hits and two runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to grab the win and go to 2-1 for the season. For Friday’s game the Reds start Anthony DeSclafani who has allowed 132 hits and 55 earned runs while striking out 98 over 132 innings for a 7-7 record and a 3.75 ERA.
Los Angeles is 53-24 in their last 77 games as a home favorite, 5-1 in game two of a series, and 50-23 in their last 73 home games. Cincinnati is 31-65 in their last 65 road games, 3-6 in their last nine games, and 4-1 in DeSclafani’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Cincinnati is 9-20 in their last 29 games in Los Angeles.
The Reds seem to have found their offense too late to salvage their season but they are a buzz saw right now and worth a play once again.