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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 4/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Wednesday April 17, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +160 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
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The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Cincinnati Reds could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Reds have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds are 1-8 this season when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 13 hits and six RBI while Joey Votto and Jesse Winker have combined for 22 hits and 11 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 2.03 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s second career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 11-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 29 hits and 23 RBI while Justin Turner and Enrique Hernandez have combined for 37 hits and 19 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 8.25 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Buehler’s second career game against the Reds.

The Reds are 16-36 in their last 52 road games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-10 in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Dodgers are 37-14 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Buehler's last 6 home starts and 4-1 in Buehler's last 5 starts. The Reds are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 9-3-1 in Buehler's last 13 starts overall. The under is 34-16-1 in Reds last 51 overall.

Gray has pitched very well through 13.1 innings, looking like the young pitcher he was with the Oakland A's, but he is coming off a calf injury, and he's not going up against a Pittsburgh or Miami lineup this time. Buehler has gotten rocked through 12 innings, but two of those games were on the road and he went up against explosive offenses in St. Louis, Colorado and Arizona. Last season at home, Buehler had an ERA of 1.93 and an allowed batting average of .174. Throw in the way both of these teams are playing, and the Dodgers should be the side here. The price isn't great with the Dodgers as usual, but backing the Reds isn't that great of an option. 

Los Angeles Dodgers -200

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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