Dodgers vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, July 28, 2023

The Los Angeles Dodgers will take the field against the Cincinnati Reds (56-48) on Friday. The game begins at 10:10 PM ET on SportsNet LA, with the Dodgers listed as -219 favorites on the moneyline.

Los Angeles’ Bobby Miller gets the start, and he’ll go against Cincinnati’s Brandon Williamson.

Dodgers vs. Reds Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -219
  • Reds odds to win: +182
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs
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    Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Reds?

    Dodgers and Reds Betting Trends

    The Dodgers have won 49 of the 84 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (58.3%).

    When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -219 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 9-6 record (winning 60% of its games).

    This season, the Reds have won 37 out of the 75 games, or 49.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

    Cincinnati is 1-5 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +182 or more on the moneyline.

    In the 101 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Dodgers, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 58 times (58-38-5).

    Games involving the Reds have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 55 of 103 chances this season.

    Dodgers Stats & Insights

    The Dodgers have the No. 2 offense in MLB play scoring 5.6 runs per game (570 total runs).

    Los Angeles averages 1.6 home runs per game to rank second in baseball with 166 total home runs.

    The Dodgers’ .248 batting average ranks 17th in the majors.

    Los Angeles strikes out 8.8 times per game to rank 16th in the majors.

    The pitching staff for the Dodgers has a collective 8.6 K/9, which ranks 17th in the majors.

    Los Angeles has a 4.50 team ERA that ranks 20th among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Reds Stats & Insights

    The Reds have scored the ninth-most runs in the league this season with 503.

    Cincinnati ranks 18th in Major League Baseball with 115 home runs.

    The Reds rank 15th in MLB with a .252 team batting average.

    Cincinnati ranks 23rd with an average of nine strikeouts per game.

    The Reds strike out 8.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 19th in MLB.

    Cincinnati pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.69 ERA this year, which ranks 25th in MLB.

    Dodgers Key Players to Watch

    Miller gets the start for the Dodgers, his 11th of the season. He is 6-1 with a 4.28 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings pitched.

    Freddie Freeman leads Los Angeles with a .330 batting average. He’s also hit 21 homers and has 71 RBI.

    Mookie Betts leads Los Angeles in home runs with 27 while driving in 68 runs and slugging .561.

    Will Smith is slashing .286/.392/.486 this season for the Dodgers.

    Max Muncy has 58 hits and an OBP of .329 to go with a slugging percentage of .478 this season.

    Reds Key Players to Watch

    The Reds’ Williamson (2-2) will make his 13th start of the season.

    Spencer Steer has hit a team-best 14 homers.

    Jonathan India has hit 14 home runs to pace his team.

    Jake Fraley leads the Reds with 14 home runs and 59 runs batted in.

    TJ Friedl has a club-leading .285 batting average.

    Dodgers and Reds Injuries

    Dodgers: Jake Marisnick: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jonny Deluca: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Clayton Kershaw: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Dustin May: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Shelby Miller: 60 Day IL (Neck), Trayce Thompson: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Tyler Cyr: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jimmy Nelson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ɓlex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

    Reds: Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Hunter Greene: 15 Day IL (Hip), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Dodgers vs. Reds Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Reds 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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