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Cincinnati Reds home to Brewers in baseball betting action

Milwaukee BrewersCincinnati Reds
Aug 23, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

55-72TEAM RECORD73-55

The Cincinnati Reds battle the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

It's a pitching duel between Homer Bailey for the Reds (8-10 on the year) and Yovani Gallardo for Milwaukee (9-9 so far).

View Milwaukee vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Reds as -183 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 3 and the Brewers sitting at No. 10.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 8 lineup of the Brewers at 4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

The Brewers were an 8-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-6 to St. Louis on Wednesday at Miller Park.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Diamondbacks on August 22. Bettors who backed the Reds at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Arizona on Thursday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Mat Latos.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Brewers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 24

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