Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers 8/26/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time: 8/26/2021, 6:10 PM UTC
Location: American Family Field
Latest Odds: CIN -110 ; Total 9
TV Channel: MLBN

NL Central Division rivals will clash on Thursday afternoon, when the Cincinnati Reds battle the Milwaukee Brewers from American Family Field. The Reds (69-59) are three games above .500 on the road and hold a half-game lead over San Diego for the final NL Wild Card spot. Last night, Cincinnati OF Nick Castellanos hit his 23rd home run of the season during a 4-0 road loss against Milwaukee.

Thirty-one year old righty Sonny Gray (5-6 4.15 ERA) will take the mound for the Reds in this matchup. Last time out, Gray allowed just one hit across seven shutout frames during a 5-3 home victory versus Miami.

The Milwaukee Brewers are riding a four-game winning streak and hold a 9.5 game lead over Cincinnati for first place. On Wednesday, All-Star SP Brandon Woodruff improved to 8-7 by striking out ten batters across six shutout frames. Christian Yelich scored a pair of runs for the Brewers, who improved to 78-49 on the season.

The Brewers will counter with thirty-three year old southpaw Brett Anderson (4-7 4.15 ERA) on Thursday. Milwaukee has lost Anderson’s last three starts and he has given up ten runs over his last 13 plus innings.

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Betting Trends

  • Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games.
  • Reds are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series.
  • Brewers are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series.
  • Over is 5-2-1 in Reds last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Under is 12-5-2 in Brewers last 19 home games.
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Free MLB Pick: Cincinnati Reds -110

Milwaukee SS Willy Adames (quad) was held out of Wednesday’s lineup and is listed as day-to-day. Through 128 games, Cincinnati ranks 4th in OPS and 4th in runs scored. For the season, Milwaukee ranks 16th in OPS and 11th in runs scored. Take the Reds to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Reds win 6-3.

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