Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers 8-5-22

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Cincinnati Reds (42-62) will be running through bases against the Milwaukee Brewers (57-47) in the opening game of the NL Central Division’s three-game competition at American Family Field in Milwaukee on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 8:10 PM ET.


Cincinnati is in 3rd place at 42-62 in the National League Central Division with a .404 team percentage and 15 contests behind first place after gaining 449 runs but losing 540 for a -91 run difference for the season.


The Reds snapped a four-game winning streak after losing the final round of a series to the Miami Marlins at 0-3 on Wednesday but won the series at 2-1 though.


Cincinnati made only five hits but failed to complete a run while starter Mike Minor pitched for 5.1 frames with 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 walks allowed but struck out 6 Miami hitters in the loss.


Third Baseman Brandon Drury led the Reds’ batting squad with 20 dingers, 59 runs batted in, and a team-leading batting average of .274 this year.


The third baseman also added a team-high on-base percentage of .335 and slugged at .520 for Cincinnati throughout the season.


The Reds will give the ball to right-hander Robert Dugger (0-0, 4.05 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 10 Ks) to start the series opener versus the Brewers on Friday night. Dugger relinquished 7 hits, 3 bases on balls, and one homer in pitching for 6.2 innings in the majors this year.


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Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions 8/5/2022


The Milwaukee Brewers remained on top at 57-47 in the National League Central Division with a team percentage of .548 after earning 484 runs while giving away 447 for a run difference of +37 over the course of the campaign.


The Brewers will try to get back to their winning ways after losing four straight outings including a series sweep by the Pittsburgh Pirates in their recent three-game duel.


In their recent loss, 3B Mike Brosseau scored one run on one hit with two RBIs in leading Milwaukee’s batting unit while SP Brandon Woodruff struggled after allowing 8 hits, 2 earned runs, and 3 free walks in 6.1 innings pitched but fanned out 3 hitters of the Pirates.


SS Willy Adames hit 21 long balls with 61 RBIs and a .224 batting average in reinforcing the Brewers’ batting squad while 1B Rowdy Tellez pitched in 68 RBIs and averaged .239 at the plate with 21 dingers this year.


LF Christian Yelich powered the offense for Milwaukee with a team-leading batting average of .261, an on-base percentage of .361, and slugging .391 throughout the campaign.


Left-hander Eric Lauer (7-3, 3.75 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 107 Ks) will be starting a series for the Brewers against the Reds on Friday evening. Lauer conceded 91 hits, 37 free walks, and 20 home runs after pitching for 105.2 frames in his MLB career this season.         


. The MLB Pick for this contest is Milwaukee -205. Though the Brewers lost four consecutive outings, the ball club still got the edge by playing at their home field on Friday with a 26-20 home record while the Reds struggled in winning games away from home after losing 30 of their last 48 road matches.


Moreover, Milwaukee will be sending their ace pitcher Eric Lauer (7-3, 3.75 ERA) to the mound to control the ball versus Cincinnati batters. Prediction: The Milwaukee Brewers will win 6-3.    


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Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers 8/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET


Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Date: Friday, August 5, 2022                                     


TV: Apple TV+


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee Brewers -205                     


MLB Totals: 9.5


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