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Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds 8/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cincinnati Reds (42-62) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (57-48)
August 5, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -191 / Cincinnati Reds +175; Over/Under: +9
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The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in an NL Central division matchup in MLB action from American Family Field on Friday night.

The Cincinnati Reds will be out to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to close out their series against the Miami Marlins last time out. Kyle Farmer leads the Reds with 50 RBIs along with 20 doubles while Joey Votto has 10 home runs, 38 RBIs and 17 doubles with 52 hits as well. Jonathan India’s also chipping in a .249 batting average for the Reds as well this season. Robert Dugger will start here and is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season.

The Milwaukee Brewers will also be trying to rebound here after a 4th straight loss in a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh, resulting in getting swept by the Pirates in that series. Rowdy Tellez has 21 home runs and 66 RBIs while Hunter Renfroe has 19 homers as well and Willy Adames also has 21 home runs. Renfroe has a .250 batting average and Adames has 57 RBIs. Christian Yelich also has 97 hits with 17 doubles and 35 RBIs and Andrew McCutchen has a .254 batting average and 81 hits this season. Eric Lauer will start here and is 7-3 with a 3.75 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season.

Cincinnati is 7-2 in their last 9 games following an off day and 4-9 in their last 13 division games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning record. Milwaukee is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 20-8 in their last 28 series-opening games while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games following a loss.

I get the case to be made for the Brewers laying juice at home, but while Eric Lauer has been a nice mid-rotation arm for Milwaukee, the Brewers just did not show anything worth backing in that entire series against Pittsburgh and I’m really not looking to back them. On the other side, I’m not sure what to make of Robert Dugger here but I think this is a spot where the offenses come to play and the over comes in so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Over 9

Chris Ruffolo

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