The Reds Provide Milwaukee a Chance to Rebound
The Cincinnati Reds are a team that’s desperate for a win. Their 5-23 record makes them the worst team in MLB, however, two of their wins came this past weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Milwaukee Brewers were the second-best team in baseball until they dropped two straight games against the Atlanta Braves. The lowly Reds give them a shot to get back to winning games.
Brewers Need to Pressure Reds Pitching once Again
When these two teams met last week, the Milwaukee Brewers had a scoring clinic against the Cincinnati Reds. In their three wins, the Brewers scored 34 runs on 35 hits. Nothing was stopping the Brewers’ offense as they crushed the Reds, and the same should happen here tonight.
While the Brewers slipped against the Atlanta Braves, they can recover against a team surrendering 179 runs through 28 games. So, their offense shouldn’t have any issues scoring runs with a Reds pitching staff full of problems, however, they need starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff (3-1 5.18 ERA) to minimize the runs allowed in this game.
His last game against the Reds saw him pitch just 5.2 innings while allowing three runs. The offense did enough to get him the win in that game. They might need to save him again tonight against the Reds.
Reds Pitching is Last in Every Important Category
Having the worst record usually means your team is last in other things as well. That’s no different for the Cincinnati Reds. Their pitching is last in wins, ERA, home runs allowed, and walks allowed.
Nothing is going the right way for the Reds. On a brighter note for the team, they have won two out of their last three games. Yet, their pitching stats haven’t improved from those two wins.
They are hoping for a turnaround with Luis Castillo (0-0 0.00 ERA) making his return from the 10-day injured list. This marks his first start in 2022 at a time the Reds could use some good luck from the pitching staff. He’ll need to pitch deep into the game to keep the bullpen from getting too involved with this game.
Brewers vs Reds Head-to-Head
The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 3-0 lead against the Cincinnati Reds after they swept them in their first series matchup. Pitching was an issue during that series, as both teams allowed a pile of runs. With this being a rivalry game, look for things to get heated fast.
The last time the Reds had a winning year against the Brewers was during the shortened 2020 MLB season. In that season, the Reds went 6-4 against the Brewers.
Brewers vs Reds Game Information
- Game: Brewers (19-10) at Reds (5-23)
- Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH
- Day/Time: Monday, May 9, 6:40 p.m. ET
- Brewers vs Reds Live Stream: MLB.tv
Brewers vs Reds Betting Lines
Brewers vs Reds Prediction
Las Vegas odds have the Milwaukee Brewers as 1 ½ run favorites. With the way the Brewers’ offense handled the Cincinnati Reds pitching, it’s hard to see why it isn’t higher. The odds might hinge on the Reds starter, who’s making his first MLB start of 2022 tonight.
Even with Castillo pitching, it’s going to be a long night for the Reds. During the Brewers’ last two losses, they had 11 hits and four runs. So, the contact is still there for Milwaukee.
The Reds also come into this game as the worst team against the spread for 2022 with an 8-20 record. That’s why when betting online and making your MLB picks and parlays, you should take the Brewers -1½ at -105.