Brewers vs. Reds Monday Prediction
The Brewers’ season opened with a bang, as they took three of four against the Cardinals over the weekend. Following a come-from-behind victory on Sunday, will Milwaukee win its third straight when it visits the Reds at 6:40 p.m. ET on Monday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 1, 2019
6:40 p.m. ET, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Reds are -115 favorites while the Brewers are a -105 money line underdog. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Brewers to beat the Reds on the moneyline. The total for this game sits at 7.5 runs.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Christian Yelich homered in his fourth straight game Sunday, tying a major league record to begin the year, and delivered a two-run, walk-off double to lead the Brewers past the Cardinals 5-4. Yelich's solo shot off Cards starter Michael Wacha in the first inning tied the record, but it was his heroics in the ninth that sent fans home happy. Down a run with two runners on, Yelich smoked a liner over the shortstop and into the left-center field gap, plating both runs and downing the division rivals. He actually reached base in all five of his plate appearances -- seeing what he can do when he's allowed to swing, the Cardinals also walked him three times Sunday -- and is now hitting .500/.667/1.583 through the season's first four games. Reigning MVP indeed.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a double in the Reds' shutout loss to the Pirates on Sunday. The only thing colder than the gametime temperature -- 35 degrees -- was the Reds' offense, which managed just four hits combined in the second-coldest game in Great American Ball Park history. Ironically, the coldest home game in Reds’ history also occurred against the Pirates, back in 2007. Votto singled off Pirates' starter Trevor Williams and doubled against lefty closer Felipe Vazquez in the ninth to record his first multi-hit effort of the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 36-16 in their last 52 games when playing the opener of a series.
The Reds are 20-43 in their last 63 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
How hot is Yelich to start the season? Anyone that suggested he would cool down this year following his MVP campaign is off to a rough start when it comes to their 2019 MLB predictions. Anyway, the Brewers are 7-3 in their last 10 games at the Great American Ballpark and have won four out of their last five against the Reds overall. Cincinnati improved over the offseason but Milwaukee is the better team and the Brewers’ moneyline odds are inexpensive tonight.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -105