Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The visiting Dodgers hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.
Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Zack Greinke to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 14-3. Getting the ball for the Reds is Mat Latos, who owns a 14-5 record on the season with a 2.98 ERA.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 4 and the Dodgers sitting at No. 2.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Dodgers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.
Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 3-rated defense.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 3-2 loss against Cincinnati on Friday, as Chris Capuano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Dodgers at Reds trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 20-5 SU in their last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
LA Dodgers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
LA Dodgers at Cincinnati, Sunday, September 8