Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 16, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +145 / Los Angeles Dodgers -175 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Reds have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds are 1-7 this season when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 13 hits and six RBI while Joey Votto and Tucker Barnhart have combined for 21 hits and two RBI. Tyler Mahle gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Mahle’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 29 hits and 23 RBI while Justin Turner and A.J. Pollock have combined for 36 hits and 19 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.76 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Maeda is 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 10-5 in their last 15 vs. National League West, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-6 in Mahle's last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 25-11 in their last 36 home games, 2-6 in their last 8 vs. National League Central and 2-5 in Maeda's last 7 starts. The Reds are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Maeda's last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-2 in Mahle's last 7 starts overall.
Mahle has been impressive in his first two starts, but they came against Pittsburgh and Miami, so I'm not sure how to take it, especially given last years numbers were downright awful. Maeda hasn't been great out of the gate, but he's been solid when pitching at Dodger Stadium, which includes wins in six of his last seven regular season starts. You also have the walk off impact of last night, which usually has a carryover, especially when it comes against a Reds team that hasn't had much go right this season anyway. The prices are never great with the Dodgers, but this is a game they should win.