Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers odds, picks and predictions
The Cincinnati Reds (42-62) and Milwaukee Brewers (57-48) meet Friday at 8:10 p.m. ET to open a 3-game set at American Family Field. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Reds vs. Brewersodds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: Brewers lead 7-2
The Reds, who had an off day Thursday, are 4-1 in their last 5 games. They've yielded just 16 total runs over that span.
The Brewers are back home after a 2-4 road trip. Milwaukee has lost its last 4 games. Brewers pitching was touched up for a 4.59 ERA, 1.62 WHIP over those 4 contests.
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Reds at Brewers projected starters
RHP Robert Dugger vs. LHP Eric Lauer
Dugger (0-0, 4.50) has made 3 relief appearances this season. In 12 IP, he owns a 1.50 WHIP, 2.3 BB/9 and 12.8 K/9.
- Returns from Triple-A Louisville for his first MLB start of the year and the 13th of his career
- Has logged a 4.70 ERA in 53 2/3 IP in the minors. Has gone 5 innings or more in 4 of his last 7 turns at Triple-A
Lauer (7-3, 3.75 ERA) is tabbed for his 20th start of the season. He has a 1.21 WHIP, 3.2 BB/9 and 9.1 K/9 in 105 2/3 IP.
- Has posted a 2.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP at home
- Scuffled in a June 17 start vs. the Reds (6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1BB, 5 K) and owns a 5.92 ERA in his last 5 starts against Cincinnati
Reds at Brewers odds and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:36 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Reds +190 (bet $100 to win $190) | Brewers -240 (bet $240 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Reds +1.5 (-105) | Brewers -1.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (O: -130 | U: +105)
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Reds at Brewers picks and predictions
Brewers 4, Reds 3
The line has moved perhaps too much toward Milwaukee since it opened. But the juice has expanded also. Cincinnati +200 is worth some action, but PASS on current prices.
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With a slight Under lean and liking Cincinnati for its solid 8-5 mark in the 2nd half, there is LEVERAGE IN THIS REDS +1.5 (-105) PLAY.
Both bullpens and offenses line up with expected numbers that come in on the Under side of what performances have been in box scores.
Look for the prices to tilt toward a more evenly priced 8.5 throughout the day. BACK THE UNDER 8.5 (+105).
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