Brewers vs. Reds - 8/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (52-75) at Milwaukee Brewers (54-74)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
John Lamb (0-2) (6.06) vs. W Peralta (4-8) (4.55)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -150 / Cincinnati Reds +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Reds have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincy with 136 hits and 65 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 127 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost six of their last nine road games. John Lamb gets the nod, and he’s 0-2 with a 6.06 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This is Lamb’s first career game against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more in seven of their last nine games. The Brewers have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 122 hits and 76 RBI while Adam Lind and Jean Segura have combined for 107 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last six home games. Wily Peralta takes the hill, and he’s 4-8 with a 4.55 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 3-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 31-69 in their last 100 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series. The Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 4-1 in Peraltas last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. The under is 7-2 in Peraltas last 9 starts vs. Reds.
Instead of trying to pick which one of these teams is going to stink less, I like the over in this matchup. The Brewers are scoring runs consistently, and both pitchers haven't been great this season. Give me the over.