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

Cincinnati Reds (20-29) vs LA Dodgers (33-19)

Game Info: Friday, May 24, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Graham Ashcraft (3-3) (4.25) vs James Paxton (5-0) (2.84)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +147 / LA Dodgers -160 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB action from Great American Ball Park. Here’s a Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Los Angeles Dodgers recent form and player performance

• The Cincinnati Reds recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Los Angeles Dodgers

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cincinnati Reds

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Dodgers and Reds

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Dodgers vs Reds game

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in their early-week series. Los Angeles won the first matchup 6-4 before a 7-3 loss in game two on Tuesday. In the Wednesday rubber match the Dodgers took a 6-0 shutout loss. Starter Tyler Glasnow gave up three earned on four hits and a walk in 5.0 innings.

In the starting pitcher slot for the Friday game the Dodgers will go with James Paxton. This year Paxton is 5-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 24 Ks in 44.1 innings over eight starts. Paxton is 69-38 with a 3.65 ERA in 164 career games.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

Over on the Reds’ side, they just finished up a series versus the San Diego Padres. After a 2-0 win in the opener of that set, in game two the Reds lost 7-3. In the Thursday finale Cincinnati managed to come back from an early 4-1 deficit but still lost 6-4 in 10 innings. Frankie Montas went 6.0 innings in the start with four earned on nine hits and a walk.

As starter for Friday’s game the Reds are sending out Graham Ashcraft. So far this year Ashcraft is 3-3 with a 4.25 ERA and 40 Ks in 48.2 innings over nine starts. Ashcroft is 15-18 with a 4.72 career ERA in 54 starts total.

Dodgers vs Reds Injury Notes

Dodgers 3B Max Muncy (oblique) started up baseball activities this week.

Reds RF Jake Fraley (hand) was scheduled to take some swings Thursday. RP Emilio Pagan (triceps) will attempt to play catch Tuesday. CF TJ Friedl (thumb) hopes to take batting practice soon.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Reds' last three home games after going to extra innings have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Fifteen of the Dodgers' last 19 road games against NL Central opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Dodgers' last five games against National League opponents.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in three of his last six home appearances.
  • Jake Fraley has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances at Great American Ball Park against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Spencer Steer has recorded two hits in each of the Reds' last three games at Great American Ball Park against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Elly De La Cruz has scored a run in each of the Reds' last three games at Great American Ball Park against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jake Fraley has recorded two or more total bases in four of his last five appearances at Great American Ball Park against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Graham Ashcraft has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jeimer Candelario has recorded an RBI in four of the Reds' last five games against NL West opponents at Great American Ball Park.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one Single in each of the Reds' last four home games against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Mookie Betts has scored at least one run in each of his last six road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Freddie Freeman has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
  • Teoscar Hernandez has recorded at least one Single in 11 of his last 12 road appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • James Paxton has recorded a win in three of his last four road appearances.
  • Mookie Betts has hit a home run in each of the Dodgers' last four Friday games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Mookie Betts has recorded a Double in three of his four previous road appearances against the Reds after not playing the previous day.
  • Gavin Lux has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in night games against NL Central teams that held a losing record.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

I’ll probably just stay with the Dodgers. Ashcraft should provide a few early opportunities for Los Angeles. Over his last three starts Ashcraft is 0-2 with nine earned runs in 14.0 total innings on 16 hits and nine walks.

In their last outing Wednesday Los Angeles had a bad third inning (three runs allowed) and couldn’t get much going on six team hits (two from Gavin Lux). The pen wasn’t great either (three earned in 4.0 innings). The Dodgers have a lot to clean up going into this series.

Andrew’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers -160

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