Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers will do battle against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will showcase the matchup and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:40 p.m. ET.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Milwaukee (-175) is hosting this one as the favorite over Cincinnati (+165) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at Reds +1.5 runs (-135) and Brewers -1.5 runs (+115).

The Reds have gone 65-87 SU this year and are 86-65 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.6 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having gained 7.2 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 86-66 SU and 78-73 ATS. The team’s gained 16.1 units for moneyline bettors and 0.9 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have an over/under record of 71-76-4 in 2018. Reds games have gone over 76 times, gone under 70 times and pushed on five instances.

Matt Harvey will get the start for the visiting Reds. The right-handed Harvey (7-8, 4.67 ERA) has racked up 120 punchouts in 144.2 innings so far. He’s 1-1 with 18 strikeouts and a 5.52 ERA against Milwaukee this year (three starts).

The Brewers will turn to lefty Gio Gonzalez (8-11, 4.44 ERA) to the mound. Gonzalez has 139 strikeouts and 75 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.50 WHIP. Gonzalez is 1-1 with 12 strikeouts and a 5.59 ERA over two starts against Cincinnati this year.

Milwaukee’s pitchers have yielded 4.1 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 3.93 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.61 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 10.2 K/9. In 69 games against divisional opponents, Brewers starters have an ERA of 3.72 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.90.

The Milwaukee offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .231/.289/.450 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Brewers’ offense has been led by Christian Yelich, who is slashing .317/.384/.568 with 31 home runs, 93 RBIs, 102 runs and 20 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Cincinnati’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.08 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.81 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.19, along with a K/9 of 7.97.

Reds hitters have slashed .258/.334/.407 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this year, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 1.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Cincinnati’s offense has been led by Scooter Gennett. Gennett is slashing .316/.362/.495 with 22 home runs, 88 RBIs and 84 runs scored.

The Reds are coming off a 3-1 victory in the prior game of this series.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in only one of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • The Reds have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • Cincinnati has averaged 19.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 15.8 over its last five.