Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/17/2022

by | Apr 17, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers (6-2) roll into Sunday’s matchup with the Cincinnati Reds (2-7) looking to extend a five-game winning streak. The contest starts at 4:10 PM ET with the Dodgers listed as -191 favorites on the moneyline. Los Angeles’ Andrew Heaney gets the start, and he’ll go against Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle.

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 -191 +163 8.5 -117 -103 -1.5 +101 -121

Computer Predictions for Dodgers vs. Reds

Our computer pick: Cincinnati Reds (+163) and Over (8.5)

Dodgers vs. Reds Game Info

  • Los Angeles Dodgers probable starting pitcher: Andrew Heaney
  • Cincinnati Reds probable starting pitcher: Tyler Mahle
  • Game Day: Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Cincinnati Reds Pitching Matchup

Heaney Mahle
1 GS 2
0-0 W-L 1-0
0.00 ERA 1.00
4.1 IP 9.0
0 BB 4
5 SO 11

Dodgers Starter Andrew Heaney

  • Heaney (0-0) makes the start for the Dodgers, his second of the season.
  • His most recent appearance was on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, when the left-hander went 4 1/3 innings, surrendering no earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • In one appearances this season, he has a .00 ERA and 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are hitting .176 against him.
  • He will face off against a Reds team that is hitting .185 as a unit (28th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .294 (28th in MLB) with seven total home runs (17th in MLB).

Reds Starter Tyler Mahle

  • Mahle will get the start for the Reds, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians, throwing four innings and giving up one earned run.
  • He has an ERA of 1.00, a 2.75 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.222 in two games this season.
  • Mahle has one start of five or more innings this season in two chances. He averages 4.2 innings per outing.
  • The Dodgers are batting .267 this season, fifth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .407 (ninth in the league) with seven home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 27-year-old ranks ninth in ERA (1.00), 37th in WHIP (1.222), and 15th in K/9 (11.0).

Dodgers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Dodgers won 108, or 64.7%, of the 167 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Last season, Los Angeles won 64 of its 87 games, or 73.6%, when favored by at least -191 on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 65.6% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents went over the total last season in 73 of their 171 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers were 61-66-0 against the spread last season.

Reds Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Reds have been underdogs in seven games this season and have come away with the win two times (28.6%) in those contests.
  • The Reds have won all of their three games in which they were named as at least a +163 moneyline underdog.
  • The Reds have an implied victory probability of 38% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents have gone over the total this season in five of their nine opportunities.
  • The Reds are 4-5-0 against the spread in their nine games that had a posted line this season.

Dodgers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Freddie Freeman hit .300 a season ago with 25 doubles, two triples, 31 home runs and 85 walks.
  • Trea Turner had a .328 batting average with 195 hits.
  • Max Muncy put up 36 home runs and had 94 runs batted in last season.
  • Justin Turner hit .278 with 22 doubles, 27 home runs and 61 walks.
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 had a .269 batting average 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 batting .270.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Tyler Stephenson 8 .292 .379 .542 2 6 7
Tyler Naquin 8 .276 .344 .483 1 4 8
Kyle Farmer 9 .300 .382 .367 0 5 9
Brandon Drury 7 .250 .294 .688 2 4 4
Jake Fraley 8 .125 .222 .292 1 3 3

Betting Tips for Dodgers vs. Reds

We have the Reds on the moneyline at +163 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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