Cincinnati Reds vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 5/16/24

LA Dodgers (29-15) vs Cincinnati Reds (18-25)

Game Info: Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Tyler Glasnow (6-1) (2.53) vs () ()

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The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Thursday in MLB action from Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cincinnati Reds vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Cincinnati Reds did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted. The Los Angeles Dodgers will send out Tyler Glasnow here, and Glasnow is 6-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. In his career, Glasnow is 1-1 with a 9.39 ERA and 6 strikeouts against the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds Recap

The Cincinnati Reds come into this one looking to rebound from a series loss to the Diamondbacks thanks to a 2-1 loss to Arizona in Thursday’s series finale. The loss for the Reds was yet another series defeat, who have lost six straight series going back to their series with the Phillies. The Reds will take on the Padres, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Cubs after this series.

Reds Struggling At The Plate

Elly De La Cruz leads the Reds with 39 hits, 9 home runs and 21 RBIs with 26 stolen bases along with a .258 batting average as well. Spencer Steer has a team-high 29 RBIs with 10 doubles and 11 stolen bases while Will Benson also has 10 doubles with 8 stolen bases but leads the Reds with 63 strikeouts so far this season.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to build on their series win over the San Francisco Giants having not lost a series since April 19-21 against the New York Mets, marking seven straight series wins.

Dodgers Still Rolling At The Plate

Going into Wednesday’s finale, Shohei Ohtani leads the Dodgers with 61 hits including a team-high 12 home runs, 16 doubles and 30 RBIs with a .361 batting average while Mookie Betts has 60 hits with 11 doubles, 3 triples, 7 homers and 28 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 11 home runs with 36 RBIs and a team-high 56 strikeouts. Betts also has 8 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 9 stolen bases.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last seven home games.
  • The Reds have lost 10 of their last 12 games after playing the previous day.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in each of their last six home games against National League opponents after playing the previous day.
  • The Reds have failed to cover the run line each of their last three games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Reds have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games against National League opponents.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Teoscar Hernandez has hit a home run in three of the Dodgers' last four home games against NL opponents.
  • Mookie Betts has recorded two hits in each of the Dodgers' last four games against NL opponents.
  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded at least one total base in 14 of his last 15 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Tyler Glasnow has recorded nine or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances.
  • Max Muncy has recorded at least one RBI in three of the Dodgers' last four home games against NL Central opponents.
  • Jason Heyward has recorded at least one Single in each of his last five appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Freddie Freeman has scored at least one run in each of the Dodgers' last seven games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Tyler Glasnow has recorded a win in four of his last five home appearances.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • Jeimer Candelario has hit a home run in each of his last two road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances in night games against NL West teams that held a winning record.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances in night games against NL West teams that held a winning record.
  • Spencer Steer has recorded an RBI in five of the Reds' last six games against the Dodgers.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one Single in each of his last five appearances against the Dodgers.
  • Elly De La Cruz has scored at least one run in five of the Reds' last six night games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded a Double in three of the Reds' last four road games against NL West opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for doubles this season (86).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for RBI's this season (229).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 29th in the league for batting average this season (.220).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 26th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.301).

Cincinnati Reds vs LA Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the Dodgers here. Frankly, this is a case of the haves vs. the have-nots, as the Reds are just struggling mightily and looking for any sort of positive result to go their way. On the other side of the coin, the Dodgers can rarely do any wrong right now and there’s just really no stepping in front of this team in any way, shape or form. I think this is going to end up as a comfortable Dodger victory, especially with Glasnow’s ability to hurl darts and throw strikes every time he takes the hill. Give me the Dodgers in this one.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers

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