Brewers vs. Reds - 8/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (47-67) at Milwaukee Brewers (51-63)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)
D Straily (7-6) (3.76) vs. Zach Davies (9-4) (3.81)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -123 / Cincinnati Reds +113 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday for game two of their series.
The Cincinnati Reds look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Reds have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has picked up in the second half, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Phillips leads Cincinnati with 114 hits, Joey Votto has 57 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Dan Straily gets the nod, and he’s 7-6 with a 3.76 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Straily is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Brewers have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.22 and have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 127 hits, Ryan Braun has 58 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Zach Davies takes the hill, and he’s 9-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Davies is 1-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 2 of a series and 5-0 in Strailys last 5 starts. The Brewers are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in Davies' last 13 starts. The over is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings.
I'm not laying juice with a Brewers team that continues to get rocked and has won just three of their last nine games. Instead, I'll take the Reds and the plus money with the way they're hitting the ball.