Los Angeles Dodgers (41-25) vs. Cincinnati Reds (23-44)
June 23, 2022 12:35 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +185 / Los Angeles Dodgers -213; Over/Under: -9.5
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds meet Thursday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park. The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds look to snap a 6-game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 19 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Trea Turner leads the Dodgers with 81 hits and 50 RBI, while Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts have combined for 146 hits and 82 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 5-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 100 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Reds have split their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Kyle Farmer leads the Reds with 60 hits and 38 RBI, while Brandon Drury and Tommy Pham have combined for 113 hits and 61 RBI. Hunter Greene gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 5.26 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Greene’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 46-17 in their last 63 Thursday games and 88-42 in their last 130 overall. The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-2 in Dodgers last 9 overall. The under is 4-1 in Reds last 5 Thursday games. The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati and 35-16 in the last 51 meetings.
The Cincinnati Reds are looking like the Reds from earlier this season, and I doubt things improve with Greene on the mound, a pitcher who has an ERA over 5 and a WHIP of 1.29. Clayton Kershaw hasn’t pitched much this season, but he’s allowed just 13 hits and 3 runs in his last 16 innings. The only option here for me is to side with the Dodgers and the RL for max betting value.