Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Game 2- 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (58-75) at Cincinnati Reds (55-77)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
M Garza (6-14) (5.62) vs. Keyvius Sampson (2-2) (6.43)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -124 / Milwaukee Brewers +114 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers face off on Saturday in Game 2 of a double headervin a battle of National League Central teams.
The Cincinnati Reds are having a rough season sitting in last place in the NL Central. The Reds are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 29-35 at home, and they are 30.5 games back in the NL Central standings. As a team the Reds are hitting .250 with Joey Votto hitting .316, Brandon Phillips hitting .289, and Todd Frazier hitting .262. The Reds pitching staff has an ERA of 4.17 with the starters at 4.35 and the bullpen at 3.83. For game one against the Brewers the Reds start Keyvius Sampson who has allowed 37 hits and 20 earned runs while striking out 25 over 28 innings for a 2-2 record and a 6.43 ERA.
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The Milwaukee Brewers never overcame a poor start to the season but they have dug their way out of the basement in the NL Central standings. The Brewers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 25-36 on the road, and they are 28 games back in the National League Central standings. As a team the Brewers are hitting .252 with Adam Lind hitting .287, Ryan Braun hitting .281, and Jean Segura hitting .266. The Brewers pitching staff has an ERA of 4.25 with the starters at 4.62 and the bullpen at 3.56. For Friday’s game the Brewers start Matt Garza who has allowed 169 hits and 89 earned runs while striking out 102 over 144 innings for a 6-14 record and a 5.56 ERA.
Cincinnati is 2-5 in their last seven games following an off day, 7-20 in their last 27 home games, and 4-1 in Sampson’s last five starts. Milwaukee is 10-3 in their last 13 Friday games, 3-13 in their last 16 road games, and 1-4 in Garza’s last five road starts. Milwaukee is 6-1 in their last seven games against Cincinnati.
The Reds have had their share of issues but they seem to hit for Sampson and the Brewers have been bad on the road so I’ll take the Reds here.