Brewers vs Reds Odds and Picks

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich smiles within the dugout through the seventh inning of a baseball sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Might 2, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Picture/Aaron Gash)

  • The Milwaukee Brewers are -114 street favorites over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday evening on the Nice American Ball Park
  • Adrian Houser (3-4, 3.63 ERA) will begin for the Brewers in opposition to Jeff Hoffman (2-3, 4.67)
  • A have a look at the Brewers-Reds matchup with a prediction will be discovered beneath

Two groups coming off getting swept will attempt to flip issues round when the Milwaukee Brewers go to the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m. ET Friday within the opener of a three-game collection on the Nice American Ball Park.

Adrian Houser (3-4, 3.63 ERA) is scheduled to begin for the Brewers, who’re favored, in opposition to Jeff Hoffman (2-3, 4.67)

The Brewers (21-22) misplaced a two-game set to the Royals in Kansas Metropolis on Tuesday and Wednesday. Milwaukee has additionally misplaced 5 of its final six video games and is 4-12 since beginning the season 17-10.

The Reds (19-23) have been pounded in a four-game collection at dwelling by the San Francisco Giants that ended Thursday, getting outscored 33-9. The sweep dropped Cincinnati to a season-worst 4 video games beneath .500

Brewers vs Reds Odds

Staff Moneyline Runline Complete at DraftKings
Milwaukee Brewers -114 -1.5 (+138) Over 9 (-107)
Cincinnati Reds -103 +1.5 (+165) Underneath 9 (-114)

Odds as of Might twenty first.

Quick Day for Houser

Houser is coming off the shortest of his eight begins this season when he lasted simply three innings in opposition to the Atlanta Braves final Friday in Milwaukee. He allowed simply two runs and two hits however had a career-high 5 walks and three strikeouts.

Houser has carried out an excellent job of preserving the Brewers in ballgames. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his eight begins.

Houser additionally prepares nicely.

Nevertheless, sturdiness has been a difficulty. His season excessive for innings pitched is six, which he has carried out twice.

The Reds have given Houser bother in his profession as he’s 0-2 with a 5.64 ERA in opposition to them in seven video games, together with 4 begins.

Maybe pitching at hitter pleasant Nice American Ball Park will assist Houser on the plate. Houser has hit the primary two dwelling runs of his profession this season to go together with a .231 batting common.

Reds Profession Stats vs Houser

Participant AB H HR RBI Ok AVG
Jesse Winker 10 5 3 3 2 .500
Nick Senzel 5 0 0 0 1
Nick Castellanos 11 4 1 2 3 .364
Tyler Naquin 0 0 0 0 0
Eugenio Suarez 11 5 2 4 2 .455
Kyle Farmer 0 0 0 0 0
Tucker Barnhart 4 2 0 1 1 .500
Jonathan India 0 0 0 0 0

The Reds scored 4 runs or much less in all 4 losses to the Giants after averaging 6.9 runs of their earlier seven video games.

Mike Moustakas (proper heel contusion) was positioned on the 10-day injured listing previous to Thursday’s sport whereas Nick Senzel (sore knee) sat out a 3rd straight sport. Senzel is predicted to return Friday.

Moustakas has shifted from third base to first base since Joey Votto sustained a fractured left thumb Might 6. Senzel had moved from middle subject to 3rd base to fill for Moustakas. The Reds have used 5 completely different beginning first baseman in 13 video games throughout Votto’s absence.

Hoffman Struggling

Hoffman has struggled since starting the season 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in his first three begins. He’s 0-2 with a 6.05 ERA in his final 5.

Hoffman had a no-decision in his earlier begin in opposition to the Rockies in Colorado on Sunday, giving up 5 runs (two earned) and 4 hits in 4 innings whereas hanging out 5 and strolling three. It marked the fourth straight begin by which he didn’t pitch greater than 4 innings.

This why it’s onerous to surrender on Hoffman, although.

The Reds acquired Hoffman from the Rockies through the offseason for right-hander Robert Stephenson in a traditional problem commerce. Neither pitcher had lived as much as their promise as first-round draft selections.

Hoffman has made two profession begins in opposition to the Brewers, going 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA. Each these video games got here when Hoffman pitched for the Rockies, the primary in 2016 and the opposite in 2019.

Brewers Profession Stats vs Hoffman

Participant AB H HR RBI Ok AVG
Kolten Wong 2 0 0 1 0 .000
Lorenzo Cain 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Yelich 2 1 0 0 0 .500
Omar Narvaez 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Vogelbach 1 0 0 0 1 .000
Avisail Garcia 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Shaw 0 0 0 0 0
Luis Urias 4 2 0 0 0 .500

The Brewers have had bother scoring the final two weeks, held to 4 runs or fewer in eight of their final 9 video games and 11 of their previous 13.

Shortstop Luis Urias is predicted to again within the lineup after being benched in favor of the lovable Pablo Reyes on Wednesday. Urias has made two errors in every of his final two video games and is 0 for two in every of his final three video games.

Second baseman Kolten Wong has a number of hits in 5 of his final 10 video games. He’s 13 for 43 (.302) with 4 doubles in that span.

Losers Final Time

The Brewers misplaced 6-4 to the Royals on Thursday evening, although starter Corbin Burnes left with a 3-2 lead after permitting simply two hits in six innings.

The Brewers bullpen gave up 4 runs, together with Jorge Soler’s tying leadoff shot off J.P. Feyereisen within the seventh. Nicky Lopez’s bunt single later within the inning put the Royals forward to remain.

The Brewers have been inside two runs within the ninth, however Omar Narvaez struck out with two runners on base in opposition to Josh Staumont to finish the sport.

The Reds have been routed 19-4 by the Giants on Thursday. Starter and loser Tyler Mahle was rocked for seven runs, seven hits and two walks in two-plus innings.

Steven Duggar hit his first profession grand slam off Michael “Large Mike” Feliz in a nine-run third inning for the Giants. Brandon Crawford drove in six runs.

Winker Shined in 2020

That is the primary of 19 video games between the primary NL Central rivals this season.

The Reds gained final yr’s season collection 6-4 behind left fielder Jesse Winker, who was 12 for 27 (.444) with two doubles and 4 dwelling runs. The Brewers gained the season collection for 3 straight years from 2017-19 with a mixed 35-22 file.

Search for the Brewers to get again to that 2017-19 type in opposition to the Reds on this one as fading Hoffman looks like the logical play.

The Choose: Brewers (-114)

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