Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Pick, 9–5–2017
Free MLB Pick by Pat Nuke of Sports Investor Central
Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
Time: September 5, 7:10 PM EST
Current Odds: Reds +110, 9.5
Milwaukee Brewers (72–66) at Cincinnati Reds (59–79)
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Cincinnati after taking 3 of 4 from the Washington Nationals over the Labor Day weekend. The Brewers have won 6 of 10 and 5 of their last 6 games. Cincinnati is out of the NL Playoff picture but they would like nothing more than to help spoil the Brewers shot at a Playoff spot.
Zach Davies (16–7, 3.85 ERA) will be on the mound for the Brewerson Tuesday night in Cincinnati. Davies is (2–1) with a 0.90 ERA over his last 3 starts. The Brewers will need their ace to pick up the pieces after the Brewers 5–4 loss on Monday to the Reds. Milwaukee lost ground in the Playoff race. The Brewers are 3.5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central and 1.5 games out in the NL Wildcard.
The Reds hand the ball to Robert Stephenson (3–4, 5.52 ERA). Stephenson is (3–0) with a 2.70 ERA over his last three starts. The Reds won a hard fought game on Monday vs the Brewers. The Reds were up 4–0 after 6 innings and then they surrendered 4 runs in the top of the 7th inning. They hung tough and scored a run in the bottom of the 9th to secure the victory.
Brewers are 5–1 in their last 6 vs. National League Central, 7–2 in Davies last 9 road starts and 18–7 in Davies last 25 starts overall. The Reds are 2–8 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning record and 0–4 in Stephensons last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
I like the Brewers to bounce back after Monday’s loss and grab a wintonight in Cincinnati. Milwaukee is in the hunt for the playoffs and Davies has a shot at 20 wins this season.