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Homer Bailey, Jimmy Nelson Take Mound in Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Tilt

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers battle on Friday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Homer Bailey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-6. Getting the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers is Jimmy Nelson, who owns a 9-5 record on the season with a 3.30 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Milwaukee Brewers in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -171 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.6 win for the Reds. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Milwaukee Brewers sport a record of 59-58 heading into this matchup, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at 48-67 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game puts the Milwaukee Brewers, most recently No. 29 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cincinnati Reds, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Milwaukee Brewers No. 19-rated offense, averaging 4.55 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 30 at 5.39 in runs allowed per game. The Milwaukee Brewers have averaged 8.44 hits per game so far, less than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.64 hits per game).

Cincinnati brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Brewers's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds enjoyed a 10-3 victory at the expense of the Padres on Thursday, with Luis Castillo throwing 0.1 innings of 0-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

The Brewers endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Twins on Thursday, with Zach Davies throwing 5.2 innings of 11-hit ball at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 13 games
  • Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Saturday, August 12th