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Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds 9/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds & Info

Game Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Saturday September 18, 2021, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Great American Ball Park
Latest odds
LAD -200 ; Total 8
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In Saturday afternoon MLB action, the Los Angeles Dodgers will battle the Cincinnati Reds from the Great American Ball Park. The Dodgers (94-54) have already clinched a playoff spot and trail San Francisco by 1.5 games for first place in the NL West. Last night, Los Angeles went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base during a 3-1 road loss against Cincinnati.

Three time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (14-4 2.17 ERA) has been lights out since joining the Dodgers. Last time out, Scherzer allowed one hit and struck out nine batters in eight innings during an 8-0 home victory versus San Diego.

The Cincinnati Reds have won consecutive games and trail St. Louis by a half-game in the race for the final NL Wild Card spot. On Friday, SS Kyle Farmer doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs to spark the Cincinnati offense. SP Luis Castillo (8-15) fanned ten batters across six plus scoreless frames to earn the win for the Reds (77-71).

Thirty-one year old righty Sonny Gray (7-7 3.80 ERA) will take the mound for the Reds on Saturday. Over his last five starts, Gray has allowed just six earned runs and struck out 28 batters across 30 innings of work.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Dodgers are 49-14 in their last 63 during game 2 of a series.
  • Reds are 8-22 in their last 30 games as a home underdog.
  • Under is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 Saturday games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Reds last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings in Cincinnati.

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Los Angeles OF A.J. Pollock (hamstring) is expected to start a rehab assignment this weekend. Through 148 games, Los Angeles ranks 9th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. For the season, Cincinnati ranks 8th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. Take the under. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Dodgers win 4-2.

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