MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds
The Los Angeles Dodgers (34-31) and Cincinnati Reds (29-33) will continue a National League series Tuesday night at the Great American Ball Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles has won three of its last four games, including a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds as +108 road underdogs Monday, while going OVER the betting total for the first time in six contests. Since 2012, the Dodgers and Reds have averaged 5.82 combined runs per game when facing each other, which is important to consider when making your pro baseball picks. Los Angeles is 8-6 on the road with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER going 8-5-1 in that situation.
Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett (3-3, 2.57 ERA) has received just two runs of support in dropping his last two trips to the mound, while he’s allowed four runs and 14 hits over 11 innings of work over that span. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA in four road games this season, with opposing hitters batting just .198 against him. Beckett hasn’t faced the Reds since making his only appearance in Cincinnati—winning in 2008 during his time with the Boston Red Sox.
Cincinnati sits in fourth place in the NL Central standings behind the Milwaukee Brewers, as it enters this affair with a minus-20 run differential on the season. The Reds are hoping that catcher Devin Mesoraco can catch fire again, as he’s gone 1-for-18 in the first six games of this homestand. Cincinnati is 7-7 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the OVER going 8-6 in those 14 opportunities.
Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake (3-5, 3.29 ERA) has alternated wins and losses over his last three outings, as he looks to bounce back from a 6-1 home defeat to the San Francisco Giants last time out. The right-hander is 1-3 with a 3.48 ERA in five home games, with opposing hitters batting .232 against him. In five lifetime appearances (four starts) versus the Dodgers, Leake has compiled a 2-2 record and 4.80 ERA.
Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the UNDER is 11-4-1 in the last 16 meetings in this series.