Reds vs. Dodgers Thursday Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to build off their victory over division rival Arizona on Wednesday night when they open a new series with the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. Will they take Game 1 of the series tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Dodgers Stadium
TV: CIN (FSO); LAD (SNLA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Dodgers as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 79% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Reds on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Reds' Mahle handed loss despite quality start vs. Marlins
Tyler Mahle surrendered three runs on five hits over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Marlins. Mahle was undone by a pair of home runs in the loss. Starlin Castro first burned him with a two-run home run in the second inning, while Justin Bour polished off the scoring on his line with a sixth-inning solo shot. He struck out four without walking a batter over his six frames of work. He'll bring a 4.35 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into a road date with the Dodgers next time out.
Dodgers' Buehler to remain in Dodgers' starting rotation
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Walker Buehler will remain in the Dodgers' rotation for the time being. It wouldn't be unheard of, but it would have been awfully hard for the Dodgers to come to any other conclusion after Buehler and the Dodgers pen combined for a no-hitter Friday to leave him with a 1.13 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 19 strikeouts through his first three MLB starts. That next start will likely come Thursday against the Reds.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are just 25-56 in their last 81 games versus the Dodgers overall and are 9-29 in their last 38 games in Los Angeles.
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Los Angeles.
The Reds are 2-9 in their last 11 games coming off a win, are 1-8 in their last nine games after allowing two runs or less in their previous game, and are 0-4 in Mahle's last four starts after allowing two runs or less in their previous game. On the other side, the Dodgers are an impressive 117-54 in their last 171 home games and are 26-8 in their last 34 games versus National League Central opponents.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -180