Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

From American Family Field in Milwaukee, we have the Reds and Brewers facing off in an NL Central matchup. First pitch is set for 2:10 PM ET, and the Brewers are the betting favorite, with their money line odds sitting at -134. The money line odds for a Reds win are at +114, and today's over/under line is at 9 runs.

Frankie Montas will start for the Reds, and he will be facing off against Colin Rea. Montas is currently 34-36, while the Brewers are 41-29 and in 1st place in the NL Central.

Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Reds at Brewers
  • Where: American Family Field Milwaukee
  • Date: Sunday, June 16th
  • Betting Odds MIL -134 | CIN +114 O/U 9

Reds vs Brewers Last Game Recap

It was all Milwaukee in the last game of this series, as the Brewers took down the Reds by a score of 3-1. The Brewers offense only had four hits in the game but still picked up a win thanks to a strong outing from Jared Koenig, who went just two-thirds of an inning but didn't give up a hit or an earned run. He got some help from Trevor Megill, who got the save.

Cincinnati's only run came in the 9th inning, as Andrew Abbott gave up three earned runs in five innings of work. He finished the game with three strikeouts but issued three walks.

Joey Ortiz, Christian Yelich, and Jeimer Candelario each had two hits for the Brewers. Ortiz and Yelich each homered, while Candelario scored the Reds' only run.

Reds Preview

Cincinnati has a 34-36 overall record and is 8-7 against NL Central teams this season. They are currently tied with the Brewers in their series and have a 7-3 record in their last ten games. The Reds are 18-13 when favored and 16-23 as underdogs this season.

On the run line, the Reds are 22-11 on the road and 22-17 as underdogs. Their overall run line record is 37-33, and their games have averaged 8.4 runs per game this season. The over/under record for Reds games with a 9-run line is 1-12-2, and 48.6% of their games have had totals lower than 9 runs.

Right-hander Frankie Montas gets the start for the Reds today as he faces the Brewers on the road. He has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 3-5 with an ERA of 4.55. Montas' WHIP for the season is 1.39. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 7.16 strikeouts per nine innings. Montas' last outing was a rough one, as he gave up four earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had not allowed a homer in three straight outings.

Jeimer Candelario has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 10/29 in his last seven games, with four homers and nine RBIs. This has helped him move into the top spot on the Reds' home run leaderboard, with 12 homers this season. Candelario is also 2nd on the team in RBIs, with 34. Left fielder Spencer Steer is also near the top of the league in RBIs, as his 41 is 13th in all of baseball.

As a team, the Reds are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 16th in the MLB. They have been a better offensive team on the road this season, averaging 4.7 runs per game. The Reds are also just 18th in batting average, hitting a combined .226.

Brewers Preview

Currently leading the NL Central, the Brewers have a 41-29 record, putting them 6.5 games ahead of the Cardinals. They have won two straight series and have an overall series record of 13-7-2. When favored, the Brewers are 22-13 straight up, but they are 13-22 against the run line as favorites.

When the Brewers play at home, the over/under line is set at 9 runs, which is higher than their season average of 8.8 runs per game. The over has hit in 38 of their 68 games this season, and their O/U record when the total is 9 runs is 2-3-1.

Colin Rea gets the start for the Brewers today and will be looking to build off his last outing, where he gave up just one earned run in seven innings of work. In that outing, he only gave up three hits and issued three walks. Looking back over his last four outings, Rea has allowed a total of four earned runs. The right-hander has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 5-2 with a 3.31 ERA. Rea has made six starts at home, going 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA. His ERA on the road is 3.98.

Christian Yelich has been swinging a hot bat for the Brewers of late, going 8/20 in his last five games. Yelich is also currently on a four-game hitting streak. For the season, Yelich is batting .253 with 11 homers. William Contreras and Willy Adames have been the Brewers' top power threats this season, as Contreras has nine homers and Adames has 11. Both players also come into the game with 48 RBIs.

As a team, the Brewers are 3rd in batting average and are 7th in the league in runs scored. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.2 runs per game. Overall, they are 12th in home runs and have the 3rd best on-base percentage in the league.

Reds vs. Brewers Prediction: Brewers ML -134

Our predicted final score for this Reds vs. Brewers matchup is 6-5 in favor of the Brewers. With the Brewers being the money line favorites, we recommend taking them to win straight up, as you can get them at -134.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Colin Rea finishing with six strikeouts, which is good for 10th best among today's starters. As for Frankie Montas, he is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which has him at ninth best.

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