The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Bucks are starting at each other from completely opposite sides of the spectrum in the National League Central Division. The Reds can make a statement when it pays Milwaukee a visit for a four-game series, while the Brewers can widen the gap between them and the rest of their division rivals. The Reds are +2200 to win the NL Central, while the Reds are priced at +175.
Game by Game Betting Preview for the Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Regular-Season Series Running from June 20-23 2019
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee,
Game 1 Thursday, June 20, 8:00 PM EST
Game 2 Friday, June 21, 8:10 PM EST
Game 3 Saturday, June 22, 4:10 PM EST
Game 4 Sunday, June 23, 2:10 PM EST
Line: Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers – view all MLB lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Starters: Tanner Roark (4-6, 3.63 ERA) vs. Jimmie Nelson (0-1, 10.29 ERA)
Roark held the Texas Rangers down to only two runs in seven innings, but still got a loss in a 4-3 defeat at home on Jun. 15. He’s made one start this year thus far versus the Brewers, allowing three earned runs on six hits in 4.1 innings of a 4-3 home loss way back in April. Nelson made his second start of the season and got tagged with four earned runs on five hits in 4.0 innings of an 8-7 road loss to the San Francisco Giants on Jun. 15. Nelson is 4-2 with a 4.71 ERA in seven starts against Cincy since 2016.
Joey Votto is 9-for-26 in career vs. Nelson.
Ryan Braun is 5-for 18 in career vs. Roark.
Prediction: Reds win, 4-3.
Starters: Sonny Gray (3-5, 3.77 ERA) vs. Chase Anderson (3-1, 4.05 ERA)
Gray tossed six scoreless innings the last time he faced off with the Brewers. In a 3-0 win in Milwaukee last May, Gray allowed zero runs on five hits while striking out nine hitters. He is 1-3 with a 3.21 ERA in six road starts this season Anderson is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA over his first three starts this June.
Joey Votto is 5-for-16 in career vs. Anderson.
Lorenzo Cain is 5-for-9 in career vs. Gray.
Prediction: Reds win, 4-2.
Starters: Luis Castillo (6-1, 2.20 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacín (3-7, 5.74 ERA)
Castillo is the best pitcher for the Reds this season, but that didn’t seem to matter to Milwaukee the last time it faced the Dominican hurler. IN an 11-9 road loss to the Brewers on May 22, Castillo allowed four earned runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings. However, he allowed just an earned run on a hit across seven innings of a 1-0 home loss to Milwaukee back in April. Chacin is set to make his first start since after a 10-day designation to the Disabled List. Chacin gave up two earned runs on three hits in 5.1 innings of a 4-3 road win over the Reds on Apr. 2.
Yasiel Puig is 10-for-27 in career vs Chacin.
Orlando Arcia is 7-for-15 in career vs. Castillo.
Prediction: Reds win, 4-2.
Starters: Anthony DeSclafani (3-3, 4.43 ERA) vs. Brandon Woodruff (8-1, 3.87 ERA)
DeScalafani picked up a no-decision in last April’s matchup with Milwaukee in which he surrendered just an earned run on three hits across 5.0 innings of a 4-3 home loss. DeSclafani is 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA in eight road starts this season. Woodruff gave up three earned runs on four hits in 7.0 innings of a 6-3 road win over the Houston Astros. That extended the Brewers’ win streak when he is on the mound to nine games.
Joey Votto is 2-for-3 in career vs. Woodruff.
Christian Yelich is 7-for-15 in career vs. DeSclafani
Prediction: Brewers win, 5-3.
Writer’s Overall Series Prediction
Reds take three of four games.
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