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Baseball odds preview - Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee

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Aug 6, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

66-42TEAM RECORD48-59

The Cincinnati Reds will look to grab a road win when they take on the Brewers in Milwaukee at Miller Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

Yovani Gallardo gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers and he will try to build on a 9-8 mark. In the other dugout, Bronson Arroyo brings a 7-6 ledger to the game for the Reds as he tries to quiet the Brewers bats.

View Cincinnati vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Milwaukee sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Brewers and the National League No. 1-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

The Reds were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Reds endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Sunday, with Homer Bailey throwing 4 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

The Brewers were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Kyle Lohse in a losing cause, 3-0, against St. Louis on Sunday.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Reds at Brewers trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Tuesday, August 7

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