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Dodgers vs. Reds odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Thursday, June 23 best bets from proven model

The Los Angeles Dodgers go for the sweep on Thursday afternoon as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. The Dodgers have won the first two games of the series by a combined total of 16-6. They are 6-0 against the Reds for the season. It’s a big-name pitching matchup with lefty Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.08 ERA) on the hill for Los Angeles and hard-throwing rookie Hunter Greene (3-7, 5.26 ERA) starting for Cincinnati. 

First pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is the -220 favorite (risk $220 to win $100) in the latest Dodgers vs. Reds odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total runs is set at nine. Before making any Reds vs. Dodgers picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 56-47 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 11 weeks. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Dodgers vs. Reds, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Reds vs. Dodgers:

  • Dodgers vs. Reds money line: Dodgers -220, Reds +190
  • Dodgers vs. Reds over-under: 9 runs
  • Dodgers vs. Reds run line: Dodgers -1.5 (-135)

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  • LAD: The Dodgers are 6-0 against the Reds this year
  • CIN: The Reds have returned -1686 on the money line this year

Why you should back the Dodgers

Kershaw is in the early Cy Young conversation with a 4-1 record, a 2.08 ERA and 40 strikeouts on the season. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in a start since April 18. Los Angeles has completely dominated Cincinnati this season, sweeping the Reds back in April and now the Dodgers are on the verge of doing it again. L.A. has won each matchup against Cincinnati this season by at least two runs. 

Greene has a big arm, but he’s given up at least four earned runs in three of his last five starts. Los Angeles has one of the league’s best lineups, including four regulars — Freddie Freeman, Gavin Lux, Mookie Betts and Trea Turner — who are all hitting above .270. Betts leads the team with 17 home runs. 

Why you should back the Reds

Despite a few shaky starts, Greene has shown the ability to quiet an opposing lineup. He’s given up two or fewer runs in five starts this year. He dominated the Diamondbacks with a seven-inning, one-hit shutout performance earlier this month. 

Kershaw hasn’t gotten much run support recently. The Dodgers lost his last two starts due to that. Cincinnati has some hot bats such as shortstop Kyle Farmer, who is hitting .286, and third baseman Brandon Drury (.267, 14 home runs), so the Reds have the potential to breakthrough as a big underdog in this spot.

How to make Reds vs. Dodgers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 10 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Dodgers vs. Reds? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out. 

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