Brewers vs. Reds Friday Prediction
The Cincinnati Reds blew an opportunity to beat the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night but will they rebound in Game 2 on Friday? The National League Central rivals meet again at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 29, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ball Park
TV: MIL (FSWI); CIN (FSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Brewers as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Brewers to beat the Reds on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Brewers' Anderson strikes out nine in five innings vs. Cardinals
Chase Anderson struck out nine batters and allowed just one run in five innings but did not earn a decision as his team lost to the Cardinals on Saturday. He yielded only two hits but walked four batters and burned 100 pitches in just five frames and was unable to pitch deep into the game. It came back to haunt as Jeremy Jeffress let in two runs in the next frame to take the loss. The one run Anderson allowed came on a solo home run by Yadier Molina in the second inning. His record holds at 5-6 with a middling 4.37 ERA in 15 starts.
Reds' Romano fortunate to get no decision on Sunday
Sal Romano allowed five runs over five innings with six strikeouts in a no-decision against the Cubs on Sunday. Romano was strong through the first four innings, but things fell apart on the right-hander in the fifth, as he allowed all five runs in that frame. There’s been more good than bad for Romano as of late, but he still owns a 5.40 ERA, and is always a risky play in fantasy. We’ll see him back on the mound when the Reds and Romano take on the Brewers on Friday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are now 6-0 in their last six games versus the Reds.
The Reds are 0-4 in Romano's last four starts versus the Brewers.
The Brewers are 7-1 in Anderson's last eight starts when he pitches the second game of a series and are 15-6 in their last 21 road games versus a team with a losing home record. On the other side, the Reds are just 1-5 in Romano's last six starts when he pitches the second game of a series and are 17-37 in their last 54 home games when facing a team with a winning road record.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -115