Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (34-48) at Cincinnati Reds (36-42)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Taylor Jungmann (2-1) (2.79) vs. M Leake (5-4) (4.38)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -122 / Milwaukee Brewers +112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Ohio, FS-Wisconsin
The suddenly hot Milwaukee Brewers shoot for another win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Milwaukee Brewers are enjoying their first real hot streak of the season and whether they can keep it going and get back in the National League Central race is the question. The Brewers continued their roll with a 7-3 win at Cincinnati on Saturday for their 9th win in eleven contests. Starter Jimmy Nelson gave up all three runs on eight hits over 5.2 frames with four relievers putting up zeros. The Brew Crew pounded out eleven hits and walked eight times with Adam Lind going deep and scoring twice as six players scored and six drove in runs. Rookie Taylor Jungmann gets the call to the mound for his first career meeting with Cincinnati. Jungmann defeated Philadelphia last time out 4-3 with all three runs scored (two earned) on five hits in six frames.
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The Cincinnati Reds have enough time to right the ship in the National League Central but I feel time is beginning to become an enemy. The Reds have now dropped seven of eleven after Saturday’s defeat to the visiting Brewers. Starter Joshua Smith took the loss with five runs plated on five hits and a trio of BB through 4.1 frames while Ryan Matthews gave up two more in 1/3 of an inning. The offense totaled eleven hits with Marlon Byrd going deep and driving in two while Ivan De Jesus went solo. The Reds are scheduled to send Mike Leake to the hill to salvage the final game of their series with visiting Milwaukee. Leake did not get a decision in an 11-7 win versus Minnesota with seven runs plated on nine hits over four frames.
Milwaukee are 2-8 in their last 10 games as an underdog with under going is 6-2-1 in their last 9 Sunday games. Cincinnati are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a favorite and are 3-9 in their last 12 Sunday games while going 9-3 in their last 12 home games. The under is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings. I’m a little worried going with Milwaukee and the youngster on the mound but I’ll back the hot squad…