The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers meet on Friday for game one of their series in Cincinnati. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Reds were looking very good for most of the season, but need to hold the fort with Joey Vottoout of the lineup. They have a half game lead in the NL Central over the Pirates and will send Homer Bailey to the mound in the beginning of the series vs. the Brewers. Bailey is pitching to a 3.93 ERA and 112 innings of work this season.
The Brewers have dug themselves a hole and are trying to work themselves out of it. They sit 7.5 games in back in the division and will be looking to make up ground this week weekend. It will start Marco Estrada is still looking for his first when the season as he’s pitching to a 4.13 ERA.
Cincinnati is 5-1 in their last six games against the N.L. Central, 6-2 in their last eight home games, and 1-4 in Bailey’s last five home starts. Milwaukee is 5-2 in their last seven games against the N.L. Central, 1-4 in their last five games as a road underdog, and 1-4 in Estrada’s last five road starts. Milwaukee is 6-15 in their last 21 games in Cincinnati.
As a whole the Reds have to learn to adjust to life without Votto, but we think they have enough to win tonight. Take the Reds as a moneyline favorite with sportsbook betting.