The Milwaukee Brewers (19-11) and Cincinnati Reds (6-23) continue a 3-game series at Great American Ball Park with a Tuesday contest slated to begin at 6:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Brewers vs. Reds odds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: Brewers lead 3-1.
Milwaukee leads the NL Central but has lost 3 consecutive games after dropping the opener of this series 10-5. The 3 setbacks come on the heels of the Brewers going 9-1 across 10 games from April 26-May 6, a stretch in which they posted a .910 OPS. The Brewers’ .706 OPS on the season ranks 9th in MLB.
The sputtering-early Reds posted season highs in hits (14) and home runs (3) in Monday’s 10-5 series opener. Cincinnati is 3-1 over its last 4 games.
Brewers at Reds projected starters
RHP Freddy Peralta vs. RHP Hunter Greene
Peralta (1-1, 5.09 ERA) has clocked a 1.35 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9 and 11.7 K/9 through 23 IP across 5 starts.
- Facing the Reds for a second straight start; allowed 3 R on 5 H and 2 BB with 7 K across 5 IP Wednesday.
- Has held current Cincy batters to a high-strikeout .656 OPS in past meetings.
Greene (1-4, 8.71 ERA) makes his 6th start. He has a 1.89 WHIP, 4.8 BB/9 and 12.6 K/9 through 20 2/3 IP.
- Coming off a nightmare start against these same Brewers with 5 home runs allowed in 2 2/3 IP Thursday.
Brewers at Reds odds and lines
- Money line: Brewers -220 (bet $220 to win $100) | Reds +175 (bet $100 to win $175)
- Run line (RL): Brewers -1.5 (-130) | Reds +1.5 (+105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)
Brewers at Reds picks and predictions
Brewers 5, Reds 3
The Brewers are a lean, but the juice here is too much to wade through PASS.
Look for Milwaukee to bounce back behind Peralta, a pitcher not as good as the 2.81 ERA posted a year ago but a significant bit better than the surface numbers logged so far in 2022.
Greene is a question mark who exposes the Cincinnati bullpen.
BACK THE BREWERS -1.5 (-130).
The Over hit Monday and has been dominant in recent-schedule trends for both sides.
However, Peralta and an overvalued Milwaukee offense make the UNDER 8.5 (-115) worth a line watch. In this, the year of 60’s-era offensive numbers where no club has an OPS north of .740 (a figure that ranked 20th in 2019), a near even priced 8.5 runs is worth shading on the underside.