Reds vs. Brewers - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (11-17) at Cincinnati Reds (12-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
W Peralta (2-3) (7.50) vs. Tim Adleman (0-0) (3.00)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -120 / Milwaukee Brewers +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds meet Friday night for game two at the Great American Ball Park.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Brewers pitching staff has allowed 16 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in 22 straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 5.58 and have lost nine of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 35 hits, Chris Carter has 22 RBI and Scooter Gennett has four home runs. Tyler Cravy gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Cravy is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds could also use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Reds have scored 16 runs in their last two games but three or less runs in nine of their last 14 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has been the reason for their struggles, and they’ve lost 15 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eugenio Suarez leads Cincy with 29 hits, Jay Bruce has 21 RBI and Adam Duvall has five home runs. Tim Adleman takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Adleman’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 5-12 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series and 1-6 in Cravys last 7 starts. The Reds are 8-26 in their last 34 Friday games and 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series. The Brewers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Cincinnati.
It's damn near impossible to trust either of these teams with the way they've been playing. However, the Reds are at home and have to be the more confident club after winning two straight. I'll side with the Reds if forced to pick.