Game 2 between the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers is Friday, September 23. MLB’s four-game series is led by the Brewers, who won Game 1 5-1. Cincinnati is the host team for this series.

The first game showed the class and ranking difference of the two teams in the league. Both play in the American League Central Division, where Milwaukee is second and the Reds fourth. The Brewers enjoy a decent record (80-70), while Cincinnati is down and out (59-91).

Hunter Greene showed great throwing skills for the Reds, but it wasn’t enough.

In 5.0 IPs, Greene had eight strikeouts but gave up two earned runs on as many hits. Brandon Woodruff, meanwhile, created havoc for the Brewers. His 11 strikeouts came in just six IPs, conceding just one earned run on three hits. Kolten Wong became the lead hitter for the team, scoring three runs on as many hits with an RBI of five.

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers: Game Details

Fixture: Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

Date and time: Friday, September 23; 6:40 p.m. EDT

Location: Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Odds

Teams Moneyline Spread More less
Cincinnati Reds +150 +1.5 (-110) U 8.5 (+100)
Milwaukee Brewers -175 -1.5 (-110) O 8.5 (-120)

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers: Pick

The two pitchers will be Eric Lauer (10-7) and Mike Minor (4-12). Lauer has been in exceptional contact with the Brewers this season, tallying 138 strikeouts at a 3.91 ERA. His overall stats for the season are much better than Minor’s.

Milwaukee is currently going 6-4 to Cincinnati’s 3-7. This clearly shows which team has the upper hand in the series. Lauer is the guy likely to come in and make it 2-0 for his team. It could be very difficult for the Reds to contain him as they struggle with their attack.

“That’s how you start a road trip” – Brewers

Pick: Eric Lauer Total Strikeouts O 4.5 (-120)

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers: Prediction

With the Reds not in the playoff reckoning, they will be looking to win a few games for their fans. However, they will have their work cut out against the Brewers, who are doing well right now.

Prediction: Brewers 1st 5 innings Total O 2.5 (-115)

By Jordan