Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Preview
Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Milwaukee duelling Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
Hiram Burgos, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Brewers, while the Reds trot Mat Latos to the mound in this one. He is 3-0 so far in 2013.
The Brewers were listed as +-164 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Reds and the National League No. 11-rated Brewers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Brewers are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9 per game.
Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 15-rated defense.
The Brewers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Brewers endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Reds on Friday, with Yovani Gallardo throwing 4 innings of 5-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Brewers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee at Cincinnati, Sunday, May 12