Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview May 9, 2022

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview May 9, 2022

Sam Frohman
2 years ago
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Brewers third baseman Luis Arias is tagged out by Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer

The Cincinnati Reds will take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Great American Ballpark in downtown Cincinnati starting Monday night at 6:40 p.m.

The 5-23 Reds have not had much to cheer about, as seen by their record, but they are coming off one of their biggest bright spots of the season: winning two out of three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates to win their first series of the season.

The Brewers, who are 19-10, are coming off a series loss in Atlanta this weekend, where they lost two out of three games to the Braves. They are still in first place by two and a half games to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds are sitting at 13.5 games behind the Brewers in last place of the National League Central.

Let’s look ahead to the Monday night matchup and the series ahead between the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers. We should be in for an exciting series!


The Brewers are one and a half run favorites for Monday night’s game with odds of -105 at that spread. The Reds, at +1.5, have odds of -115 to cover.

The over/under for the game is set at 7.5 with odds of even and -120 for the over and under, respectively. Odds for the moneyline include the Brewers with odds of -165 and Reds at +145.

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Expected Pitchers

Luis Castillo is expected to start for the Reds for his season debut. He was dealing with major shoulder soreness in Spring Training which has sidelined him through the start of the season.

He was 8-16 last year with a 3.98 ERA and 192 strikeouts. As one of the main starters for the Reds last year, he will be hoping to continue his hot streak into the new season.

Brandon Woodruff will oppose Castillo as the starter for Monday night’s game. He is 3-1 this season with a 5.18 ERA and 31 strikeouts.

Last time out, he faced the Reds and got the win in his 5.2 inning effort. He gave up four hits and three earned runs while striking out twelve of the Cincinnati Reds’ batters.

Expected Outcome

Have the Reds turned the page on their bad start to the season where bettors can start trusting them? Not so fast.

Although it was good to see the Cincinnati ball club win their first series of the season, it was against the 11-16 Pirates at home. I will need to see another series win or two to consider betting with their line.

I am still expecting the Reds to lose two out of the three games against the Brewers, and that number could easily be three. The Brewers are no joke, and it shows by their record and place in the National League Central.

I am taking Milwaukee the whole series at -1.5 no matter the odds because I don’t think this young Reds team stands a chance in this series.

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