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Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 4/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 6:40 PM (EDT)
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Line
Cincinnati Reds +105 / Milwaukee Brewers -115 O/U: 8.5
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds will match up on the MLB diamond Tuesday as they continue their series.

In the opener on Monday, Milwaukee eked out a 4-3 victory by scoring one run in the ninth.

For Tuesday’s game, the Brewers are bringing out RHP Jhoylys Chacin. In his first start this year, Chacin bagged a win against the Cards with 5.1 innings, three earned and seven strikeouts.

In Monday’s game, Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun bagged two hits with one RBI and one run. Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain each contributed a hit and a run.

Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Anthony DeSclafani on Tuesday. In 2018, DeSclafani put up 21 starts with a 7-8 record, a 4.93 ERA, 68 runs and 108 Ks in 115.0 total innings of work.

In the Monday game, Yasiel Puig put up one hit and two RBI, while Joey Votto logged a hit and a run.

The Brewers are 2-5 in their last seven Tuesday games and 4-0 in Chacin’s last four road starts. Milwaukee is 6-2 in Chacin’s last seven starts and 9-3 in his last 12 in game two of a series.

Meanwhile, the Reds are 5-2 in DeSclafani’s last seven home starts and 5-11 in his last 16 starts in game two of a series. Cincinnati is 0-4 in DeSclafani’s last four starts and 0-4 in his last four starts on grass.

In his first start of the year, Chacin looked pretty solid overall. He only made a few mistakes, but they were big ones (three hits; three earned; two homers). Still, a win is a win and all that, and Chacin is getting back to his steady late-season numbers from 2018.

As for DeSclafani, I’m not expecting much from him initially, as he allowed 19 earned over his final five outings last season. I’m going to stick with Milwaukee here.

Milwaukee Brewers -115

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