Skip to main content

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (13-27) at Los Angeles Dodgers (16-23)
Date & Time Sunday May 13, 2018, 4:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -165 / Cincinnati Reds +155 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!
ESPN+ Free Trial!
ESPN+ Free Trial!
MLB | Cincinnati Reds (13-27) at Los Angeles Dodgers (16-23)
Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Cincinnati Reds look to stay hot here while building on their shocking five-game winning streak. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Cincinnati Reds have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than one run. Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 48 hits and 24 RBI while Jose Peraza and Joey Votto have combined for 84 hits and 31 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 6.47 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Castillo’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Dodgers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 17 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 40 hits and 18 RBI while Chris Taylor and Matt Kemp have combined for 76 hits and 31 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Hill is 4-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 27-57 in their last 84 Sunday games, 28-59 in their last 87 road games and 14-37 in their last 51 overall. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 Sunday games and 7-2 in Hills last 9 starts with 4 days of rest. The Reds are 11-29 in the last 40 meetings in Los Angeles and 27-56 in the last 83 meetings.

We continue to fade the Los Angeles Dodgers and these steep prices, and it continues to pay off and them some. The Dodgers are burning money right now with all these losses, as laying this much juice daily only for it not to pay off can simply kill your banroll. Hill has allowed 15 runs and six homers in his last 13 innings. Castillo has had his struggles as well this season, but he's allowed just four runs while striking out 14 batters in his last 11.2 innings. Either way, I'm not buying the slumping Dodgers at these prices. I'll continue fading with these crazy underdogs.

Cincinnati Reds +155

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.

Top 10 Sport Sites