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Brewers face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

Milwaukee BrewersCincinnati Reds
Sep 18, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The Reds get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Zack Greinke for the Brewers on the hill facing Dontrelle Willis for the Reds. Greinke brings a 14-6 mark to the game, while Willis is 0-6 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as +160 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 9 and the Brewers sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 10-1 result against the Reds on September 17. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -123 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Brewers hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Yovani Gallardo struck out 13 batters in 10-1 victory on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Brewers at Reds trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Monday, September 19
Cincinnati home to Houston, Monday, September 19