Betting On MLB: Kershaw Looks To Bounce Back Against Reds

Baseball OddsThose betting on MLB odds may have had Clayton Kershaw has a darkhorse to win the Cy Young in the National League, but the Los Angeles ace has been roughed up in his last two starts. He will try to bounce back on Tuesday as the Dodgers host Cincinnati in a clash of two teams who have aspirations of winning the pennant.

Reds vs. Dodgers Betting – 10:10 PM ET

Johnny Cueto (3-2, 1.93) tossed seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 shutout in San Francisco, striking out eight and walking two. He started the season on the disabled list, but Cueto looks like he’s 100% healthy and has been the best pitcher in the Cincinnati rotation, which has been something like online casino gambling as you never know what you’re going to get. The 25-year-old righthander has never beaten the Dodgers in four starts, going 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA, although he did take a no-decision in an 11-8 loss at home two starts ago. He is also 0-2 at Dodger Stadium with a 7.88 ERA, but this looks like as good a time as any for Cueto to earn his first win in Los Angeles.

Kershaw (6-3, 3.44) allowed six runs for the second consecutive start in a 9-7 loss in Colorado, along with seven hits and three walks in six innings of work, while striking out six batters. Kershaw was also on the mound for that 11-8 win, taking a no-decision, and he has been fortunate to avoid losses in this past two starts because of a strong Los Angeles offense, but the Dodgers need him to get back to his best if they’re going to compete in the West. The 23-year-old southpaw is 1-1 in four starts against the Reds with a 3.86 ERA, and he’s 4-1 in seven starts at home with a 2.61 ERA.

The Dodgers should be favored in this contest as linesmakers will lean towards Kershaw, while Cueto may be remembered more for his WWE-style kick in a brawl with St. Louis last season, but he has been excellent to start the year since coming back from history. Kershaw will get his act together and not give up six runs again, and you can give him a little leeway as his last two starts have come in places that are considered “hitter’s parks”, like Colorado and Cincinnati. Heading into Monday’s series opener, the Dodgers had won eight of their last 10 at home against the Reds, with five games going over the posted total, along with a push, and they seem to have Cincinnati’s number on the west coast. In a quieter affair than their last meeting, take Kershaw over the Cueto as the Dodgers snatch a win when you’re betting online.

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