Cincinnati Reds vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 5/19/24

LA Dodgers (30-17) vs Cincinnati Reds (19-26)

Game Info: Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (4-1) (3.21) vs Hunter Greene (2-2) (3.27)

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The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Sunday 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 will start Hunter Greene here and Greene is 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. In his career, Greene is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA and 9 strikeouts against the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.

Cincinnati Reds Recap

The Cincinnati Reds come into this one looking to salvage a series split with Los Angeles after a 4-0 loss in Saturday’s matchup. The loss meant that the Reds wouldn’t snap their series losing streak after losses to the Diamondbacks and Giants over the last week.

Reds Still Looking For Consistency

Elly De La Cruz leads the Reds with 43 hits, 9 home runs and 22 RBIs with 30 stolen bases along with a .264 batting average as well. Spencer Steer has a team-high 30 RBIs with 10 doubles and 11 stolen bases while Will Benson also has 10 doubles with 8 stolen bases but leads the Reds with 66 strikeouts so far this season. Jeimer Candelario also has a team-leading 11 doubles as well this season for Cincinnati.

Why the Cincinnati Reds will win

  • The Dodgers have lost each of their last three day games against NL Central opponents following a win.
  • The Reds have won five of their last six day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Reds have covered the run line in five of their last six road games against NL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last 10 day games against National League opponents following a win.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this one looking to keep the ball rolling after their win over the Reds on Saturday, with the win giving the Dodgers a chance to add to their series winning streak after taking down the Giants earlier in the week.

Dodgers Still Playing Consistent Baseball

Shohei Ohtani leads the Dodgers with 64 hits including a team-high 13 home runs, 16 doubles and 32 RBIs with a .350 batting average while Mookie Betts has 63 hits with 11 doubles, 3 triples, 8 homers and 29 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 11 home runs with 37 RBIs and a team-high 61 strikeouts. Betts also has 8 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 11 stolen bases.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Reds have lost each of their last seven day games against National League opponents.
  • The Dodgers have won each of their last seven games at Dodger Stadium following a win.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in eight of their last nine home games after playing the previous day.
  • The Reds have failed to cover the run line in five of their last six games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have led after 3 innings in each of their last three home day games.

Cincinnati Reds vs LA Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the over here. I think the Dodgers can easily plate a few runs off of Hunter Greene who at times has had issues keeping runs off of the board and keeping the ball in the yard as evidenced by his career numbers against the Dodgers. On the other side, the Reds still have a solid lineup with some of the best young talent in the game, guys like De La Cruz, Steer and Benson and I think they can easily knock through some runs as well and help us get up and over this number.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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