Reds vs. Brewers Pick

Will the Brewers notch important win over Reds? MLB Predictions 9/26/17

The host Milwaukee Brewers will look to gain ground for the second NL Wild Card spot when host the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night at 7:40PM EST.

According to sports book Bovada.lv, the Brewers are a -215 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Reds are a +185 underdog and the over-under is 9.5.

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The Reds will put Deck McGuire (0-0, 0.00) on the mound for his first career MLB start, while the Brewers counter with Zach Davies (17-9, 3.84 ERA). McGuire has made four appearances out of the Cincinnati bullpen and has allowed two hits and no walks with four strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He had a 2.79 ERA in Double A this year in 168 innings, with a 1.08 WHIP and 170 strikeouts. Davies has a 1.34 WHIP with 124 strikeouts in 187 1/3 innings. He gave up two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in seven innings during a 5-3 home loss to the Cubs his last start. Davies has a 5.78 ERA in 16 home starts.

Cincinnati comes in with a 66-90 record and is 27-48 on the road, while Milwaukee is 82-74 and 42-36 at home. The Reds have won six of the last 10 meetings and the total went over in seven of those games.

The Reds have lost six in a row including a 5-4 home defeat Sunday against the Red Sox. Zach Cozart went 2-for-4 with a run, while Joey Votto was 2-for-4. Scooter Gennett finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Raisel Iglesias took the loss in relief. Milwaukee lost 5-0 at home to the Cubs Sunday as the NL Central foes split the four-game series. Keon Broxton was 1-for-3 with a stolen base. Chase Anderson allowed three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Bet on Reds vs. Brewers

The Brewers are 1.5 games behind the Rockies for the second NL Wild Card spot with six games left. They are facing a 28-year-old career minor leaguer in McGuire and must take advantage. Bet Milwaukee here.

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BREWERS -215

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