Free MLB Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Date & Time: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:10 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: LAD -180 | CIN +166
  • Total: 9.5
  • Quick Pick: Cincinnati Reds +166 for 2.5 Units

The Cincinnati Reds and LA Dodgers will face off in the second series of the year, this time in Cincinnati. In the first series, the Dodgers swept the Reds 3-0 in Los Angeles. All 3 of those games ended up playing over the posted total.

Wood Hopes To Remain Unbeaten In Cincinnati

The LA Dodgers are 41-26 and are tied for 2nd place in the National League West Division. The Dodgers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games and come into this game off a 12-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians. In that game, the Dodgers pitching staff allowed 15 hits to the Indians, including 3 homeruns.

The Dodgers have the best run differential in the National League at +87. They have scored 327 runs and only allowed 240 runs. The Dodgers are an even 16-16 on the road this year.

The Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound on Friday to face the Reds. Wood will be looking to remain unbeaten with a 6-0 record and a 2.01 ERA. He has pitched in 53.2 innings and only allowed 38 hits and 12 earned runs. Wood has been impressive with his control this year striking out 67 batters while only walking 15.

Reds Rested And Ready For Alex Wood And Dodgers

The Cincinnati Reds are 29-36 and are currently in last place in the National League Central Division. The Reds have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games and are 5-11 against teams from the National League West Division.

Cincinnati will send Tim Adleman to the mound on Friday against the Dodgers. Adleman is 4-2 on the year with a 4.34 ERA. He has pitched in 58 innings and allowed 50 hits and 28 earned runs. He has struck out 50 batters, while walking 20. Adleman has given up 11 home runs on the season. In his last start, Adleman only allowed 1 run on 3 hits, while striking out 7 batters in a 13-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Reds Hand Wood First Loss Of 2017

Alex Wood faced the Reds last week and was pulled from the game after 5 innings, after giving up 5 hits for 3 earned runs. The Reds have shown that he can be hit and I think with being at home, they will find success against him again. I am looking for a rested Cincinnati team to come out swinging in a hitters park and put up some runs early. I like the value in the Reds tonight and will be playing them as a 2.5 Unit Play.

Pick: Cincinnati Reds +166 for 2.5 Units