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Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Milwaukee pays a visit to Cincinnati on Friday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Tony Cingrani in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-0 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Yovani Gallardo, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this matchup found them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 7 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Rangers on May 8. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 4-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Derek Holland at Miller Park.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 7-2 loser at home against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at +119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Atlanta on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Texas are 2-5
After a loss are 4-6
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Brewers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Cincinnati is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Milwaukee at Cincinnati, Saturday, May 11