Dodgers vs. Reds - 5/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (15-31) at Los Angeles Dodgers (24-23)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
D Straily (2-1) (2.85) vs. S Kazmir (3-3) (5.22)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -167 / Cincinnati Reds +157 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win after winning just six games in the month of May. The Reds have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 5.48 and have lost 12 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Zack Cozart leads Cincinnati with 44 hits, Jay Bruce has 28 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has nine home runs. Dan Straily gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.85 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Straily is 0-0 with a 23.14 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Dodgers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers offense is starting to heat up, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Corey Seager leads Los Angeles with 49 hits, Adrian Gonzalez has 22 RBI and Joc Pederson has eight home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.23 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Kazmir’s second career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 16-39 in their last 55 road games and 16-44 in their last 60 games on grass. The Dodgers are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Kazmirs last 8 starts. The Reds are 9-24 in the last 33 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Reds are simply unbackable, as this team has just three wins on the road, can't score consistency and the pitching rotation is straight garbage. The Dodgers are heating up and should be able to complete the sweep with a veteran pitcher on the mound.