Dodgers vs. Reds Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, June 21 (Cincinnati has No Answer for Tony Gonsolin)

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin.
Los Angeles Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin. / Michael Owens/GettyImages

After a promising few weeks back in May, the Cincinnati Reds are reminding us of just the type of team they are. A historically bad one. Since the start of June, the Reds are just 6-12 straight up and are in the midst of a four game losing streak.

While they don’t look as bad as the team that started the year 3-22, things haven’t improved that much. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers, on the other hand, are battling with the San Diego Padres atop the NL West leaderboard and have one of the best records in all of baseball. However, they are also struggling this month with a 7-5 overall record since the start of June. 

Despite their recent struggles, the Dodgers outclass the Reds top to bottom. With Tony Gonsolin on the mound, this game is as close to a can't-miss as it gets. 

Here are the odds for this game from consensus sportsbooks.

Dodgers vs. Reds Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Dodgers: -1.5 (-125)
  • Reds: +1.5 (+105)


  • Dodgers: -195
  • Reds: +165


  • Total 10 (Over -110/Under -110)

Dodgers vs. Reds Prediction and Pick

It’s hard to find a single reason to bet against the Dodgers here. Gonsolin hasn’t lost a single game this year and I don’t see the Reds heading home number one. He enters this game at 8-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 63 ⅓ innings.

Gonsolin allowed a single earned run in his last three starts and has been near unhittable in that span. Over his last three games, Gonsolin has allowed a total of just six hits to the Angels, Mets, and White Sox. The current Reds struggle against Gonsolin with a combined batting average of .192. 

While Gonsolin is legit Cy Young material, the Reds’ Tyler Mahle wouldn’t even be in the rotation on most teams. He is 2-5 with a 4.46 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 74 ⅔ innings for Cincinnati. Mahle faced the Dodgers once this season already with very poor results.

He gave up seven runs in 3 ⅔ innings before getting the hook. His career numbers against LA mimic that game with a .363 batting average and .885 OPS.

It would take a miracle for the Reds to win this game. The Dodgers are in a great spot to get back into their groove and pad their lead over the Padres. 

Pick: Dodgers RL (-125)

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