Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 13, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2) are set to take on the Cincinnati Reds (2-4) Thursday at 10:10 PM ET. The Dodgers are listed as -250 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog Reds have +205 odds for the contest. Los Angeles’ Walker Buehler and Cincinnati’s Luis Cessa have been named the starters for this contest.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Dodgers vs Reds Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Dodgers -250 +205 8.5 -117 -103 -1.5 -120 +100

Computer Predictions for Dodgers vs. Reds

Our computer pick: Cincinnati Reds (+205) and Over (8.5)

Dodgers vs. Reds Game Info

  • Los Angeles Dodgers probable starting pitcher: Walker Buehler
  • Cincinnati Reds probable starting pitcher: Luis Cessa
  • Game Day: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Pitching Matchup

Buehler Cessa
1 GS 0
1-0 W-L 0-0
3.60 ERA 0.00
5.0 IP 2.2
2 BB 2
5 SO 1

Dodgers Starter Walker Buehler

  • The Dodgers are sending Buehler (1-0) to the mound to make his second start of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday, the righty threw 5 2/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies, allowing two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In one games this season, he has a 3.60 ERA and 9 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are hitting .200 against him.
  • He will face off against a Reds offense that is hitting .198 as a unit (28th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .318 (27th in MLB) with five total home runs (12th in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 27-year-old ranks 40th in ERA (3.60), 37th in WHIP (1.200), and 25th in K/9 (9).

Reds Starter Luis Cessa

  • Cessa has been named the starter for the Reds and will make his first start this season.
  • The 29-year-old righty will start for the first time this year after pitching in relief twice.
  • He has an ERA of .00, a batting average against of .111 and 3.4 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.

Dodgers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Dodgers were favorites in 167 games last season and won 108 (64.7%) of those contests.
  • Los Angeles entered 36 games last season favored by -250 or more and was 28-8 in those contests.
  • The Dodgers have a 71.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Games involving Los Angeles went over the total set by bookmakers in 73 of 171 chances last season.
  • The Dodgers had an ATS record of 61-66-0 in 127 games with a spread last season.

Reds Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Reds were underdogs in 60 games last season and came away with the win 25 times (41.7%) in those contests.
  • Cincinnati did not lose in one game last year when given odds of +205 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Reds have an implied victory probability of 32.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents went over in 81 of their 160 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.
  • In 117 games with a line last season, the Reds had a mark of 54-63-0 against the spread.

Dodgers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Freddie Freeman hit .300 a season ago with 25 doubles, two triples, 31 home runs and 85 walks.
  • Trea Turner hit .328 a season ago with 195 hits.
  • Max Muncy had 36 home runs and 94 runs batted in last season.
  • Justin Turner had 22 doubles, 27 home runs and 61 walks while batting .278.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Freddie Freeman 159 .300 .393 .503 31 83 180
Trea Turner 148 .328 .375 .536 28 77 195
Max Muncy 144 .249 .368 .527 36 94 124
Justin Turner 151 .278 .361 .471 27 87 148
Mookie Betts 122 .264 .367 .487 23 58 123

Reds Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Joey Votto had 36 home runs and 99 runs batted in last season.
  • Jonathan India hit .269 a season ago with 143 hits.
  • Tommy Pham hit .229 a season ago with 24 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 78 walks.
  • Tyler Naquin had 24 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 35 walks while hitting .270.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Tyler Naquin 5 .389 .450 .722 1 3 7
Tyler Stephenson 6 .294 .381 .647 2 6 5
Kyle Farmer 6 .316 .409 .368 0 4 6
Jake Fraley 5 .200 .250 .467 1 3 3
Brandon Drury 4 .333 .333 .778 1 3 3

Betting Tips for Dodgers vs. Reds

After analyzing all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup, our best bet is the Reds on the moneyline at +205. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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