Dodgers vs. Reds on Sunday Night MLB
Clayton Kershaw will head to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night as they take on the Cincinnati Reds in primetime action to close out the week's MLB schedule.
Kershaw has a 14-8 record and a tiny 1.89 ERA on the season, and in his seven career starts against the Reds he's 2-1 with a 2.81 ERA. The lefthander held Cincinnati to one run in eight innings when he last faced them back on July 26.
Cincinnati sends Homer Bailey out to the mound for this game; Bailey is 10-10 with a 3.42 ERA on the season.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 4 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 2-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.
Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
The Dodgers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Dodgers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
LA Dodgers are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers home to Arizona, Monday, September 9
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Monday, September 9