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MLB Game Preview - Reds underdogs vs Brewers at Cincinnati

Milwaukee BrewersCincinnati Reds
Sep 17, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Cincinnati will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to Great American Ball Park.

The match puts starter Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers on the hill facing Edinson Volquez for the Reds. Gallardo brings a 16-10 mark to the game, while Volquez is 5-5 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brewers sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

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.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Milwaukee at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 6-3 final on Friday in support of Randy Wolf at Great American Ball Park.

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

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

A few Brewers at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Milwaukee is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Milwaukee is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Cincinnati is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Cincinnati is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Cincinnati, Sunday, September 18