Reds at Brewers 4/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers
MLB: 7:40 PM EST
Apr. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : MIL -142 Total 8.5
The Cincinnati Reds do not have much in the way of talent on the roster. They have Scooter Gennett as the leading hitter and that is saying something since he is not known as a name outside of the Reds, a team that has Joey Votto on the roster. So that should definitely tell you about how the Reds season has went so far. The Reds have lost several players due to injury on the year so far and that has not really helped the team at all with the confidence they would like to have.
Hitting has seen the Reds sitting at a dismal offensive production with only 42 runs crossing the plate. The Reds hitting average has been sitting at a .228 mark on the year. With the pitching staff, it is just as bad as the hitting. The Reds have a team ERA of 6.04 and that is the worst in the majors right now. The Reds are allowing the opponent to hit at a clip of .260 on the year.
With the Brewers the team has not really had as many struggles as what the Reds have had on the season and it definitely is showing with the way the record has been standing for the Brewers on the year. The Brewers definitely have a good chance of finishing out of the basement this season and should be able to do that rather easily since the Reds cannot find any offense or pitching.
The Brewers on the year have managed to score a total of 54 runs on the season. So far the Brewers have been able to get a total of .244 on the hitting average on the season. The Brewers pitching staff has been able to do quite a bit better than the Reds as the Brewers have a team ERA sitting at 3.76 on the season. The opponents are only hitting at a clip of .245 on the year against the Brewers staff.
Recent Betting Trends:
Reds are 1-8 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series.
Brewers are 7-2 in Suters last 9 starts.
Under is 4-1 in Castillos last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 7-2-1 in Brewers last 10 Monday games.
Free Betting Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -142
The Reds lack a competent offense and the defense is unable to field the ball. Throw in the fact the pitching staff might as well start playing tee ball and it is easy to see the Reds are a mess. The Brewers seem to have everything pulling together at the right time. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Brewers win big 7-2.