The Dodgers have withstood injuries to some of their top pitchers because of guys like Tyler Anderson, who has been brilliant this season. If you discount a four-run game against the White Sox, Anderson has allowed only three earned runs in his last five starts spanning 35 1/3 innings.
This game is priced lower than I expected. This is because the Reds are home and their starting pitcher, Luis Castillo, has been pitching well, too, with a 2.72 ERA in his last six starts.
There's a huge difference between these teams, though, that I don't believe is fully reflected in this line giving the Dodgers value as a mid-sized favorite. LA has dominated Cincinnati beating the Reds 13 of the last 17 times, including the past seven times.