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MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds

Jeff GrantContributor IJune 9, 2014

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won seven of their last eight series openers. This is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they prepare to meet up with the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Dodgers are minus-101 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at eight in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers have alternated wins and losses in their last four games, as they come off a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies as minus-128 road favorites Sunday.

    In eight career games versus the Reds, Dan Haren, likely to start Monday's game, has compiled a 3-3 record and 4.95 ERA.

Cincinnati Reds

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    The Cincinnati Reds have won two games in a row, including a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies as minus-163 home favorites Sunday.

    Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani has compiled a 5.16 ERA over his last four efforts.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Dodgers as one of their MLB picks, as the Cincinnati Reds have dropped Tony Cingrani's last five starts versus National League West opponents.

    Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -101

     

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