Reds vs. Brewers Prediction
A high-scoring game was won by the underdog Cincinnati Reds last night at the Milwaukee Brewers. Can Milwaukee rebound today to win today's series finale and take two out of three games over Cincinnati?
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Miller Park at 2:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Brewers are a -245 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Reds are a +225 underdog, while the over-under is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Gennett homers, drives in three
Scooter Gennett helped lead Cincinnati to a 9-7 victory Tuesday night at the Brewers as he went 2-for-4 with a ninth-inning solo home run and three RBIs. Billy Hamilton ended the game 2-for-5 with two runs from the leadoff spot. Patrick Ervin was 2-for-5 with an RBI, while Eugenio Suarez finished 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Mason Williams was 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI. Tucker Barnhart finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Brandon Dixon was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run. Raisel Iglesias picked up the win in relief as he allowed three hits with one strikeout over 1 2/3 innings.
Brewers hit two home runs in loss
Travis Shaw homered for the second straight game as he was 1-for-5 with a solo home run, while Jonathan Schoop hit a pinch-hit solo homer in Tuesday's loss. Christian Yelich finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Jesus Aguilar finished 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Erik Kratz went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Orlando Arcia ended the contest 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Ryan Braun was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI off the bench.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are 3-9 in their last 12 road games. Cincinnati is 2-6 in Stephenson's last eight road starts.
The Brewers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. Milwaukee is 10-4 in its last 14 home games versus the Reds.
Milwaukee was a heavy favorite Tuesday and an even bigger favorite today. While Tuesday's game didn't go according to plan, I'd fully expect the Brewers to bounce back strong this afternoon. Stephenson has struggled at the MLB level and while Peralta has been up-and-down, he's also shown dominating stuff when he's on. Take Milwaukee to win by multiple runs in this spot.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS RL -120