Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/26/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/26/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds (11-16) at Milwaukee Brewers (12-15)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

Sonny Gray (4-1) (2.21) vs. Adrian Houser (1-2) (3.72)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +110 / Cincinnati Reds -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in an NL Central division matchup in MLB action from Miller Park on Wednesday night.

The Cincinnati Reds will try to rebound after a 3-2 loss to the Brew Crew in Tuesday night’s matchup. Mike Moustakas accounted for both Cincinnati RBIs as a team in the losing effort while Mark Payton added a double and Freddy Galvis and Eugenio Suarez each had a base knock as the Reds cranked out just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Luis Castillo took the loss, falling to 0-4 after allowing one run on five hits while striking out nine over six innings of work. Sonny Gray will start here and is 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 2-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 54 strikeouts against Milwaukee.

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The Milwaukee Brewers will try to build off of their solid win over the Reds on Tuesday. Ben Gamel had a double and an RBI and Orlando Arcia had an RBI as well while Avisail Garcia, Christian Yelich and Keston Hiura all chipped in base hits as the Brew Crew had just five hits as a team in the victory. Brandon Woodruff got the win to improve to 2-2 on the year after allowing two runs on four hits while striking out eight over six innings of work. Josh Hader closed out the 9th for his 7th save of the year. Adrian Houser will start here and is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. In his career, Houser is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 10 strikeouts against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 16-36 in their last 52 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games within the division. Milwaukee is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 2-6 in their last 8 home games while the under is 4-0-2 in their last 6 games against a team with a right-handed starter. Cincinnati is 2-7 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee.

The Brewers have been the better team for the most part of the series and as much as I hate the he’s due for a solid start excuse, I think that Houser comes out and does put his best foot forward. On the other hand, Sonny Gray’s been pretty much lights out for the Reds and has been nothing short of dominant with a lot of poise for a pitcher his age. I think there’s a bit of a pitcher’s duel brewing here, so give me the under as my free play for this game but my stronger play is on the side and I have that available as a premium pick that you can find here.

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