MLB Picks & Analysis for 6/22

EMAILED ON June 22, 2022

MLB Picks & Analysis for 6/22

6:40 PM Los Angeles Dodgers @ Cincinnati Reds

: -155
: +135
: 9

After nearly tossing a no-hitter that ended with one out in the 9th inning, left-hander Tyler Anderson will take the mound in the 2nd game of the 3-game series against the Reds. The Dodgers continued their dominance of the Reds on Tuesday with an 8-2 win, bringing their winning streak to 7 games over Cincinnati dating to last season. The Dodgers are 13-4 against Cincinnati since the start of the 2019 season. Anderson (8-0, 2.82 ERA) nearly no-hitting the Angels, issued just 2 walks and struck out 8 before giving up a triple to Shohei Ohtani. The Dodgers came out with a 4-1 win. In 4 career appearances against the Reds, Anderson is 2-0 with a 3.13 ERA. The Reds will counter with right-hander Luis Castillo (2-4, 3.33) and in his last 6 outings he is 2-3 with a 2.72 ERA and has made 4 straight quality starts. Castillo will face the Dodgers for the first time since throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings on Sept. 17, 2021, and earning a 3-1 win. In 4 career starts against the Dodgers, Castillo is 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA and a .195 opponents’ batting average.

⚾The Dodgers are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings and 13-4 in the last 17 meetings with the Reds.

⚾The Dodgers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Cincinnati.

⚾The Dodgers have won 9 of the last 13 road games.

⚾The Reds are 0-6 in their last 6 home games.

⚾The Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Cincinnati.

The Bookie: Dodgers

8:10 PM St. Louis Cardinals @ Milwaukee Brewers

Cardinals: +100
: -110
: 9

With a 2-team race in the NL Central, the Cardinals and Brewers are back to even on the board as they head into Game 3 of a 4-game set. The Cardinals hand the ball to right-hander Adam Wainwright (5-5, 3.06 ERA) while left-hander Eric Lauer (6-2, 3.57 ERA) starts for Milwaukee. Lauer went 3-1 with a 2.96 ERA in 5 starts in May, then went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 3 starts in June. Lauer got the win his last time out, allowing 4 runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 5-4 victory against the Reds. Lauer is 2-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 5 career appearances against the Cardinals. He got the win against St. Louis on May 26, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings while besting Wainwright. Wainwright has 20 career victories against the Brewers but is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in 2 starts against them this season. He is 9-5 with a 3.08 ERA in 24 games, including 20 starts, at Milwaukee. Wainwright lost his last start, 6-5 at Boston on Friday, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

⚾The Cardinals are without Molina, Dickerson, and O’Neill and could be without Goldschmidt today.

⚾The Cardinals are 1-9 in their last 10 games as a road underdog.

⚾The Cardinals are 1-7 in their last 8 games as an underdog.

⚾The Brewers are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite.

The Bookie: Brewers

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