Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/25/14
Milwaukee Brewers (81-77) at Cincinnati Reds (73-85)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Yovani Gallardo (R) (8-10) (3.459) vs. David Holmberg (L) (1-2) (7.266)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +132 / Milwaukee Brewers -142 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-WI, MLB Network
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers have lost five of their last seven games and have given up on a chance to clinch a playoff spot. The Brewers offense is the main reason for the struggles, as they’ve scored three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Brewers have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Carlos Gomez has three hits in this series and Aramis Ramirez has hit in six of his last nine games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 3.69, which is 17th in the majors. Starting is Yovani Gallardo, who is 8-10 with a 3.46 ERA and has 142 strikeouts in 187.1 innings. Gallardo is 7-8 with a 4.12 ERA in 24 career starts against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds have lost seven of their last nine games and have dropped to 12 games below .500. The Reds also have scoring issues, producing three or less runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Reds have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or fewer runs. Todd Frazier has hit in seven of his last 10 games and Ryan Ludwick has hit in five of his last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 3.59, which is 15th in the majors. David Holmberg gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA and has 16 strikeouts in 24 innings. This will be Holmberg’s second career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 9-4 in Gallardos last 13 starts during game 3 of a series and 3-13 in Gallardos last 16 starts overall. The Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League Central. The Brewers are 3-10 in Gallardos last 13 road starts vs. Reds.
Gallardo has been horrible against the Reds the last several seasons. I'll gladly take the plus money and the home team here.