Reds vs. Brewers - 9/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (64-79) at Cincinnati Reds (60-82)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
W Peralta (6-9) (5.47) vs. A DeSclafani (8-3) (2.93)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -150 / Milwaukee Brewers +140 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Brewers have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has gone cold recently, and they’ve lost seven of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 154 hits, Ryan Braun has 82 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 11 home runs. Wily Peralta gets the ball, and he’s 6-9 with a 5.47 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 5-4 with a 3.00 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds could also use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Reds have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense is also nonexistent the last couple of weeks, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 150 hits, Brandon Phillips has 55 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 20 home runs. Anthony DeSclafani takes the hill, and he’s 8-3 with a 2.93 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. National League Central and 4-9 in Peraltas last 13 starts. The Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in DeSclafanis last 8 home starts. The Brewers are 5-1 in Peraltas last 6 starts vs. Reds.
Neither of these clubs is doing much offensively when you combine their last two weeks of play. DeSclafani is also one of the Reds better pitchers and the under has hit in eight of Cincinnati's last 11 games. This total is a tad too high. Give me the under.