Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (51-64) at Los Angeles Dodgers (66-51)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
A DeSclafani (7-7) (3.75) vs. Z Greinke (12-2) (1.65)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -240 / Cincinnati Reds +220 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds face off on Sunday at Dodger Stadium as they close out their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers trailed early on Saturday but they rallied quickly and took the lead for good to get the win. Enrique Hernandez, Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner, and Yasiel Puig each hit home runs as the Dodgers scored eight runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson allowed six hits and three runs while striking out three over 6.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 7-7 for the season. Fir Sunday’s game the Dodgers start Zack Greinke who has allowed 109 hits and 29 earend runs while striking out 142 over 1581 innings for a 12-2 record and a 1.65 ERA.
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The Cincinnati Reds were unable to hold their early lead as they lost to the Dodgers on Saturday. Todd Frazier hit a home run, Joey Votto had two hits, and Brandon Philips had a hit as the Reds scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher David Holmberg allowed five hits and seven runs while lasting just 20 innings to take the loss and fall to 1-2 for the season. For Sunday’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 11-4 in game four of a series, 23-10 in their last 33 Sunday games, and 52-23 in Greinke’s last 75 starts as a favorite. Cincinnati is 3-8 in their last 11 games, 9-23 against the NL West, and 4-1 in DeSclafani’s last five starts against a team with a winning record. Cincinnati is 2-7 in their last nine games in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers are a big favorite but they way Greinke has pitched this season he is probably the front runner for the CY Young Award and an easy choice here.