OKBET SPORTS NEWS – MLB MATCHUP
Despite their efforts in recent weeks, the Milwaukee Brewers have not eliminated themselves from the National League wild-card race. And if they win the series against the visiting Cincinnati Reds this afternoon, they will be in a favorable position heading into an unpleasant stretch.
The Brew Crew dropped the series opener on Friday, but won yesterday to set up this afternoon’s rubber match.
The San Diego Padres (three games ahead and currently occupying the final NL wild-card slot) and Philadelphia Phillies (three and a half games ahead and currently claiming the second NL wild-card berth) are still out of reach, but there is still plenty of baseball to be played.
However, Milwaukee’s next opponents are the Cardinals, Yankees, and Mets, thus they cannot afford to lose today’s game. Fortunately, one of their best pitchers, Brandon Woodruff, will be on the mound today, attempting for the eighth time to get his 10th victory of the season.
MLB Matchup details and betting odds for Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers.
- Cincinnati Reds (56-81, 27-42 on the road, fourth in NL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (74-66, 38-27 home, 2nd in the NL Central)
- American Family Field is the venue & location (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
- Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
- Game Time: 2:10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (1:10 p.m. local time)
Matchup of Reds vs. Brewers Pitchers
- Cincinnati: Right-handed pitcher Justin Dunn (2022: 6 starts, 1-2, 4.82 ERA)
- Milwaukee’s right-handed pitcher Brandon Woodruff (2022: 22 starts, 9-4, 3.41 ERA)
Reds vs. Brewers Odds
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- Cincinnati Reds +235
- Milwaukee Brewers -290
- Over 8 (-106)
- Under 8 (-114)
- Cincinnati Reds +1.5 (+112)
- Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 (-134)
Prediction and Top Bets: Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Prediction for Reds vs. Brewers: Milwaukee will win.
Reds vs. Brewers Best Bet: Milwaukee -1.5 (Best Value: -130 at BetMGM)
The Brewers’ 5-1 victory over the Reds yesterday was their ninth in 14 head-to-head contests this season. Seven of those nine victories have been by at least two runs, and today’s game should follow suit.
Since July 29 at Boston, Woodruff has not been recognized with a victory. However, today’s game represents his best opportunity to end this winless streak. Woodruff is 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in nine home starts this season. Seven of these eight victories have been by a margin of two or more runs. Milwaukee is 8-1 in these nine starts, and seven of these victories have been by a margin of two or more runs
The Brewers have won just one of his four road starts during his losing streak, but all three of his home outings, which bodes well for his and their chances this afternoon.
Milwaukee is just 42-68 (.382) against the run line as a favorite this season, but 17 of their 24 wins since the All-Star break and 11 of their past 12 victories have been by two or more runs. Thursday’s first game, a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, stood out among the other results.
The Reds have won both of Dunn’s home starts this season, but they have lost all three of his road starts by at least four runs each.
18 of Cincinnati’s 24 second-half losses have been by multiple runs, and the Reds are one of the league’s poorest teams at covering the run line.
They rank 23rd in both covering the run line as an underdog overall (55-53,.509) and as a road underdog (55-53,.509) prior to today (34-31, .523).