The Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers start a series in Cincinnati tonight as the Brewers make their plush for the postseason. All odds for this game can be conveniently found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Reds have simply played great all season and for their reward they have already wrapped up the division title. They are now in the mode of prepping for the playoffs and making sure all of their pitching is in line and there batters are sharp. They are 48 – 30 at Great American ballpark this season which has been a large reason for their domination of the NL Central. Tonight they will start Johnny Cueto who has had a Cy Young candidate type season. In 203 innings of work he is pitching to a 2.84 ERA. Not to mention the fact that his win-loss record is very impressive as well.
The Brewers are three games out in the wild-card standings, and will need to make their move soon if they want to be a playoff team. They are coming off a 10 game stretch in which they are 7-3 and will be looking to continue their great play against a Reds team that does not have much to play for. Pitching will be crucial to their success down the stretch and they will look to Michael Fiers on the mound tonight. Fiers has lost two of his last three starts, but overall has pitched pretty well this season pitching to a 3.38 ERA in 117 innings.
The line for runs scored really caught our eye in this game. While this pitching matchup looks very good on paper, these two pitchers have struggled lately. For this reason we will take the over for total runs scored in this game at online sportsbooks.