Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday July 4th, 2015. At 7:15 PM EST.
The (33-48) Milwaukee Brewers of the National League Central Division will take the trip to the “BUCKEYE STATE”. For game two of a three-day weekend set. Milwaukee will play the (36-41) Cincinnati Reds also of the NL Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at Great American Ball Park. On the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Milwaukee Brewers may be able to put things together in the second-half of the season. Cincinnati is going in the opposite direction. The NL Central has two playoff ready teams with St.Louis and Pittsburgh. The opening betting line has Milwaukee as a +115 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight, and a half runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Milwaukee Brewers are on a five-game win streak. Milwaukee plays Cincinnati in the first game of the series on July 3rd. The Brewers are last in the Division, nineteen and a half games out of first. Milwaukee is 18-22 on the road this season.
*First Baseman Adam Lind leads the offense with a .365 on base percentage and has seventy-seven hits.
*Right Fielder Ryan Braun leads the batting order with fifteen homers and fifty-three runs batted in.
*The Milwaukee offense has a .386 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher, Mike Fiers has a staff best 4.14 ERA and ninety-three strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has a team-best eighteen saves.
*The Brewers pitching staff have served up ninety-two home runs.
*Milwaukee begins a homestand on July 6th, hosting Atlanta.
*Notable injuries: Left Fielder Khris Davis is out until after the All-Star break with a knee injury.
*Milwaukee is 2-8 their last ten as a betting odds underdog.
*The Brewers are 2-6 the last eight between the teams.
*The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-2 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five with a push.
*The Milwaukee Brewers will have Right Hander Jimmy Nelson, who is (5-8) with a 4.48 earned run average on the pitchers mound for game two of the series. The Klamath Falls, Oregon native went five innings, giving up six hits and four runs his last start on June 29th, a 7-4 win at Philadelphia.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Milwaukee Brewers at 500/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Central Title.
The 2015 Cincinnati Reds have won two of three. The Reds are fourth in the NL Central, fourteen out of the top spot. Cincinnati is 22-15 in the “QUEEN CITY” this season.
*Third Baseman Todd Frazier leads the batting order with twenty-five home runs, fifty-four RBI’S and has eighty-seven hits.
*Second Baseman Brandon Phillips has a team-high .288 batting average.
*The Cincinnati offense has a .405 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Johnny Cueto leads the rotation with five wins, a 2.84 earned run average, and one hundred strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Aroldis Chapman has staff best sixteen saves.
*Notable injuries: Shortstop Zack Cozart is out for the season with a torn ligament in his knee.
*Cincinnati will be on the road for seven starting on July 6th.
*The Reds are 9-2 their last eleven baseball games at home.
*The betting odds under the total are 6-2 Cincinnati last eight as a betting odds favorite.
The Cincinnati Reds are 5-5 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds four.
*Right Hander Joshua Smith, who is (0-1) with a 5.62 earned run average, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 220 pound Lipscomb University alumni pitched five innings, giving up four hits and three runs his last start, a 7-2 road defeat to the Mets on June 28th.
*The Cincinnati Reds are 100/1 to win the 2015 MLB NL Central Division.
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