Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (67-56) at Cincinnati Reds (52-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
A Wood (8-8) (3.78) vs. John Lamb (0-1) (6.35)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +143 / Los Angeles Dodgers -153 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Tuesday at Great American Ballpark for game one of their MLB series.
The Cincinnati Reds have all but packed it in for the season and are playing their worst baseball of 2-15. The Reds are 1-9 in their last 10 games, 29-32 at home, and they are in last place and 26.5 games back in the National League Central. As a team the Reds are hitting .249 with Joey Votto hitting .308, Brandon Phillips hitting .284, and Todd Frazier hitting .261. The Reds pitching staff has an ERA of 4.09 with the starters at 4.24 and the bullpen at 3.81. For game one against the Dodgers the Reds start John lamb who has allowed 17 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 15 over 11.1 innings for a 0-1 record and a 6.35 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost their last five games as they are watching their lead in the National League West dwindle. The Dodgers are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 25-36 on the road, and they are 1.5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .254 with Howie Kendrick hitting .296, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .288, and Yasmani Grandal hitting .275. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.53 with the starters at 3.22 and the bullpen at 4.20. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has allowed 23 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 77 over 77.2 innings for a 3-3 record and a 3.13 ERA.
The Reds are 6-17 in their last 23 games, 1-4 in game one of a series, and 1-8 in their last nine home games. Los Angeles is 3-8 in their last 11 road games against a team with a losing home record, 1-4 on the road against a left-handed starter, and 0-6 in game one of a series. Los Angeles is 2-5 in their last seven games in Cincinnati.
Wood is one of those pitchers who is always highly regarded but who jut doesn’t seem to deliver and I look for the Reds to get the best of him and the Dodgers here.