MLB Games of the Day: LA Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
Ricky Gray | June 23, 2022
Kershaw gets the nod for LA while the Cardinals try for another win over Milwaukee.
Today, we have a long list of MLB games to watch. However, we're going to focus on two of them, the Los Angeles Dodgers versus the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals at the Milwaukee Brewers.
Along with previewing the game, we'll make picks for each of them to hopefully help you earn some winnings at the sportsbook. The game we'll get started with is the game between the Dodgers and Reds at noon.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds - 12:35 PM ET
The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best teams in MLB, just a few games behind the New York Yankees. They lead the NL West with a record of 42-25 this season and pitching is a big reason for that. Today, against the Reds, the Dodgers will send out Clayton Kershaw, who has a record of 4-1 with an ERA of 2.08.
Kershaw's record and ERA are impressive, there's no arguing that. However, the Dodgers don't only excel in regards to pitching, they're also an incredible team at the plate. With a team batting average of .250, the Dodgers rank 10th in MLB and rank second in on-base percentage at .330.
Needless to say, the Reds are outmatched here, especially with Hunter Greene on the mound. Greene has a record of 3-7 with an ERA of 5.26 this season. With him on the mound, the Dodgers should be able to secure a quick win here, improving their record to 43-25.
Ricky's Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -220
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 2:10 PM ET
Another afternoon game definitely worth a watch is the St. Louis Cardinals against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals have a record of 40-31 this season and have won two in a row against the Brewers. Considering these teams are first and second, respectively, in the NL Central, this is a must-watch game.
On the mound for the Cardinals is Dakota Hudson, who has a 5-3 record with a 3.31 ERA. The real strength for the Cardinals, however, is at the plate, where they have a batting average of .254. The question is, will their batting and pitching combination be enough against the Brewers?
Milwaukee is sending out the 1-0 Jason Alexander to start the game. Alexander has an ERA of 2.42 but has only pitched 22.1 innings this season. Over their last five games, the Brewers have won three of them, including a win in Game 1 over the Cardinals. This is going to be a close one, but we think the home team will edge out a win.
Ricky's Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -120