LA Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 5/25/24

Cincinnati Reds (21-30) vs LA Dodgers (33-20)

Game Info: Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 7:15 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Hunter Greene (2-2) (3.22) vs Walker Buehler (1-1) (4.05)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +135 / LA Dodgers -155 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a LA Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 25th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Dodgers recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Reds recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cincinnati
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Los Angeles and Cincinnati
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Los Angeles and Cincinnati

Dodgers on a Small Losing Streak

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 33-20 this year and they have lost three games in a row. Los Angeles lost the first game in this series on Friday night, where their pitching really struggled. Prior to this series, the Dodgers lost two out of three against Arizona, won three out of four against Cincinnati, and won two out of three against San Francisco. Los Angeles is 6-5 in their last 11 games and they are leading the NL West by a healthy margin. 

The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.40 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a .217 opponent batting average. The Dodgers offense has scored 268 runs with a .256 batting average and a .337 on base percentage. Shohei Ohtani is batting .340 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI’s for the Dodgers this season. Los Angeles is seventh in team ERA this year, but they have allowed 22 runs in their last three games. 

Reds are Last in the NL Central 

The Cincinnati Reds are 21-30 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. Cincinnati won the first game in this series by a score of 9-6 on Friday night. Prior to this series, the Reds lost two out of three against San Diego, lost three out of four against the Dodgers, and lost two out of three against Arizona. Cincinnati has lost 17 of their last 22 games and they are last in the NL Central, 8.5 games behind Milwaukee. 

The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.00 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 213 runs with a .215 batting average and a .297 on base percentage. Elly De La Cruz is batting .250 with nine home runs and 23 RBI’s for the Reds this season. Cincinnati is 19th in runs scored this season and they have scored three runs or fewer in five of their last seven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Walker Buehler, who is 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 13.1 innings pitched this season. Buehler has allowed six earned runs and 14 hits in his first three starts (13.1 IP). The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 58.2 innings pitched this year. Greene has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. 

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

The Reds have lost each of their last seven games following a win.The Dodgers have won four of their last five games at Great American Ball Park following a road loss.The Reds have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight home games against National League opponents following a home win.The Dodgers have covered the run line in four of their last five games at Great American Ball Park following a road loss.

Total Runs Facts

Sixteen of the Dodgers' last 20 road games against NL Central opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.Four of the Reds' last five night games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Reds' last three home games.

LA Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 

The Dodgers come into this game on a small losing streak, but they are 14-9 on the road and have one of the best offenses in the MLB. Cincinnati has been one of the worst teams in baseball over the last few weeks, but they were able to win game one. The Reds have had issues with their offense this season and they will face Buehler, who pitched a gem against them in his last start. Hunter Greene pitched very well against the Dodgers in his last start as well, but I can’t trust this Reds team to win back to back games. My LA Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds prediction is for the Dodgers to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Dodgers -1.5

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