In this NL Central matchup, the Brewers (56-45, 28-23 home) play host to the Reds (55-47, 27-21 away) at American Family Field. Taking the mound for the Brewers is Corbin Burnes, while the Reds will go with Andrew Abbott. Check out my pick for two of this Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds matchup.
CINCINNATI REDS VS MILWAUKEE BREWERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +127
This game will be played at American Family Field at 8:10 ET on Tuesday, July 25th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI REDS:
- In their last five games, the Reds have a record of 4-1.
- Over their last ten games on the road, Cincinnati has a straight-up record of 7-3.
- Opponents are hitting just .096 against Andrew Abbott in his last two starts.
CINCINNATI REDS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
Through 102 games, the Reds have a record of 55-47. This mark includes going 16-11-4 across their 31 series. Currently, Cincinnati is 2nd in the NL Central and have a 28-26 record at home while going 27-21 on the road. So far, the Reds have gone 26-29 against teams with above .500 records.
The Cincinnati Reds will look to Andrew Abbott to take the mound, as the starter has gone 5-2 in his nine appearances this season. Abbott has been impressive, boasting an ERA of 2.10 and a K/9 of 9.22. His FIP stands at 4.07, while his opponents’ OBP is a mere .237.
The Reds are hoping that Andrew Abbott can lead them to another victory, as he pitched a gem the last time out against the Giants. Abbott went eight innings, allowing just one hit and no earned runs in Cincinnati’s 5-1 win.
For the season, the Reds’ offense is averaging 4.9 runs per game. Over their last ten games they have swung the bats well, sitting 10th in the league in scoring, with a total of 45 runs. Overall, Cincinnati’s team batting average is .253, putting them 10th in the MLB.
Over the Reds’ last ten contests, Matt McLain has been the team’s leader in home runs, slugging three of them. His season-long total stands at 10 long balls, while his overall batting average is a solid .301.
WILL THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Brewers enter today’s game with an overall record of 56-45 which includes going 26-27 against teams with above .500 records. As of today, they are 1st in the NL Central. Across their 31 series, Milwaukee is 16-14-1 and have records of 28-22 and 28-23 on the road and at home, respectively.
Milwaukee is sending Corbin Burnes to the mound, with a 9-5 record. The right-hander has been on a roll lately, allowing three or fewer earned runs in each of his last four starts. His ERA stands at 3.49, with a FIP of 3.91 and opponents slugging .315 against him. Burnes has also racked up 125 strikeouts so far this season.
Corbin Burnes earned a quality start and the win in Milwaukee’s 4-0 victory over Philadelphia, surrendering no runs and just two hits in eight innings.
During their last five games, Milwaukee is the 15th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .235 and are averaging 3.4 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Brewers are hitting .232 with an OBP of .311 while averaging 4.1 runs per contest. This figure puts them 23rd in the league.
Christian Yelich has been a key contributor to the Brewers’ offense this season, leading the team with 14 home runs over their last ten games. His overall batting average stands at .289, making him a formidable presence in the lineup.