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Reds vs. Dodgers - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Dodgers (68-56) at Cincinnati Reds (52-72)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Z Greinke (13-3) (1.72) vs. A DeSclafani (7-9) (3.97)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds +175 / Los Angeles Dodgers -185 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNLA

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds Thursday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Dodgers have lost four straight when scoring three or less runs. Adrian Gonzalez leads LA with 130 hits and 74 RBI while Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins have combined for 90 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he’s 13-3 with a 1.67 ERA and 155 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 6-2 with a 2.62 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

Reds vs. Dodgers - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight. The Reds have lost three of their last four when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 132 hits and 62 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 124 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last six home games. Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill, and he’s 7-9 with a 3.97 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 16-5 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in Greinkes last 13 road starts. The Reds are 19-39 in their last 58 games as an underdog and 2-5 in DeSclafanis last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. 

The Reds can't win if their life depended on it. I don't expect that to change with one of the best pitchers on the mound. Dodgers are the obvious pick here. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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