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July 9, 7:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

44-46TEAM RECORD48-42

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

Johnny Cueto, with a record of 5-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Brewers trot Shaun Marcum to the mound in this one. He is 7-3 so far in 2011.

View Cincinnati vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Brewers) and the No. 5 (Reds) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, less than the Reds have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Cincinnati brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Brewers' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Brewers on July 8. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati suffered an 8-7 loss against Milwaukee on Friday, as Mike Leake wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

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

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Reds at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Sunday, July 10