Reds-Dodgers Odds: Kershaw’s Debut Attracting Flurry of Sharp Betting Action

Apr 15, 2019 09:54 AM EDT

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Clayton Kershaw.

  • Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) is making his 2019 debut on Monday against the Reds (10:10 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we've identified how sharps have bet both the moneyline and over/under.

The calendar reads April 15, and although it feels like we’ve already been betting on baseball for months now, most teams have close to 145 games remaining. The Dodgers’ bats have been off to a terrific start, but their pitching  staff could use some help, as they’ve allowed more than five runs per game.

Clayton Kershaw sounds like a fella that could help the cause.

Kershaw has been sidelined for the start of the season thanks to shoulder soreness, marking the fourth consecutive season that he’s missed time with an injury.

Last year also featured some of his worst statistics in a long time, as well as an average fastball velocity that was nearly two mph slower than in 2017.

Perhaps with that in mind, sharp bettors have hit the Reds hard this morning.