The Cincinnati Reds will host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a weekend series from Cincy. All odds for this game can be found conveniently at Bovada sportsbook.
The Cincinnati Reds are coasting into the post season as they are close to becoming the first team to clinch a division this season and have already clinched a spot in the post season. The Reds are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 47-28 at home this season, and they have an 11 game lead in the NL Central. For game one against the Dodgers Cincinnati starts Bronson Arroyo who has won five of his last six decisions. For the season Arroyo has allowed 189 hits and 76 earned runs while striking out 118 over 183 innings of work for a 3.74 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are watching their chances of making the post season slip away as they have stumbled down the stretch. The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 37-38 on the road this season, and they are three games out for the last Wildcard spot. For game one against the Reds Los Angeles starts Joe Blanton who has just one win since joining the Dodgers. Since joining the Dodgers Blanton has allowed 141 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 115 over 133.1 innings of work for a 4.59 ERA.
Cincinnati is 4-1 in their last five games as a home favorite, 4-1 in their last five games against a team with a winning record, and 6-1 in Arroyo’s last seven starts. Los Angeles is 4-10 in their last 14 games overall, 8-3 in their last 11 against the NL Central, and 1-5 in their last six road games. Los Angles is 30-14 in the last 44 meetings of these two.
We do not like Blanton in this spot at all so we will take the road favorite, the Reds, in this one at online sportsbooks.