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Reds vs Brewers Baseball Game Preview

Cincinnati RedsMilwaukee Brewers
Aug 18, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park.

Milwaukee sends Wily Peralta out against Homer Bailey for the Reds in this game. Peralta is 8-12 with a 4.30 ERA on the season, while Bailey is 7-10 on the year and has a 3.81 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Brewers as +130 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Brewers) and the No. 3 (Reds) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 8 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Reds have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +152 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Milwaukee staff and losing 2-0 to the Brewers on Saturday at Miller Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 17 games at home
Milwaukee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Arizona, Monday, August 19
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Monday, August 19