Reds Desperate to Pick Up a Win
MLB betting has started to heat up over the past few weeks, and that will continue over the next several months. The Milwaukee Brewers host the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night, and this game will be a popular betting online option.
The Cincinnati Reds have been the worst team in baseball to begin the year, and they haven’t been competitive in most games. Cincinnati has gone just 3-20 to begin the year, and things just continue to get worse.
Milwaukee has started to turn things around of late and they enter this game with a record of 16-8. The Brewers were expected to win the NL Central this year, and they are currently on top of the standings.
The MLB lines for this game have the Milwaukee Brewers as the big betting favorites on the moneyline at -285.
Reds Can’t Find Outs
The Cincinnati Reds enter play on Wednesday night with a team ERA of 6.12 and they haven’t been able to get anyone out all season long. Couple that with an offense that is struggling and it has led to a nightmare start.
Vladimir Gutierrez will be on the mound for the Reds on Wednesday night, and he has not been good this season. Gutierrez comes into this game with a record of 0-4 and he has an ERA that is approaching 7.50.
Tommy Pham has hit four home runs and sports a .240 batting average for the Reds, but he has been the one consistent bat. The Reds are hitting just .200 as a team, and the slugging percentage is one of the worst in baseball.
Bats Hot for Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers have belted 26 home runs this season, and that offense has scored 29 total runs in their last five games. Milwaukee is not going to be a great offense on most nights, but they are swinging the bats well.
Shortstop Willy Adames leads the team with six home runs and 17 RBIs and he has carried this team of late. Even if Milwaukee starts to slide with their offense, the starting rotation is good enough to carry the team.
Adames said of the pitching staff, “It’s boring, they strike out everybody.” Freddy Peralta will make the start on Wednesday night and he is still looking for his first win of the year, despite being dominant at times.
Reds vs Brewers Head-to-Head
Tuesday night was the first meeting of the season between the Reds and the Brewers and Milwaukee came away with a 6-3 victory. With that win, Milwaukee has now won six of the last seven matchups between the NL Central Division rivals.
Cincinnati still holds a slight edge in the overall series between the two teams as the Reds have won 203 of the 401 games that have been played.
Reds vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Reds (3-20) vs Brewers (16-5)
- Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
- Day/Time: Wednesday, May 4, 7:40 p.m. ET
- Reds vs Brewers Live stream: MLB.tv
Reds vs Brewers Betting Lines
Reds vs Brewers Prediction
Making MLB picks isn’t always something that is done easily, but this is one of the games that should be easy to predict. Cincinnati is going to snap the losing skid at some point, but don’t expect that to happen in this matchup.
The Reds have been a complete mess in all areas to begin this year, and they are facing one of the best teams in the National League. Milwaukee is always a tough team to deal with, and they should have little problem picking up another win.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Milwaukee Brewers -1 ½ as they cruise to another win over the Cincinnati Reds.