Brewers vs. Reds - 9/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (63-89) at Milwaukee Brewers (69-84)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
A DeSclafani (8-4) (3.15) vs. Zach Davies (11-7) (4.09)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -113 / Cincinnati Reds +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Cincinnati Reds could use a nice win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Reds have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 4.93 and have lost 12 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 165 hits, Brandon Phillips has 59 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 20 home runs. Anthony DeSclafani gets the nod, and he’s 8-4 with a 3.15 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look for some consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Brewers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 157 hits, Ryan Braun has 88 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 14 home runs. Zach Davies takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.92 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Davies is 1-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day and 4-9 in DeSclafanis last 13 road starts. The Brewers are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Davies' last 5 home starts. The Reds are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Both these clubs are counting the days till the offseason, but the Brewers have been playing hard down the stretch and picking up a few victories here and there. The Reds pitching staff has been getting rocked left and right and they're tougher and tougher to back. Have to side with the home team and the small price.