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The Cincinnati Reds are playing host to the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Ohio will be televising this NL showdown.

Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds Odds

Atlanta (receiving -110) is coming into this one as the favorite over Cincinnati (+100) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds stand at +135 for picking the Braves -1.5 runs and -155 for the Reds +1.5 runs.

The Reds are 13-8 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 9-13 straight up (SU). The team has lost 4.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 4.3 units ATS. The Braves are 11-11 SU and have gone 10-11 against the spread. Overall, the team’s lost 0.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline over the early portions of the season and 0.7 units ATS.

Reds games have had an over/under record of 4-17 so far in 2019. Atlanta has an over/under record of 11-8-2.

Mike Soroka is getting the start for the visiting Braves. The right-handed Soroka is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and six strikeouts. He has yet to face the Reds this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Reds are going with righty Tanner Roark (1-0, 3.60 ERA), who has 20 strikeouts and eight walks, along with a 1.55 WHIP. Roark made three starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 2-2 record in 2018, putting together a 2-2 record with a 4.19 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

As a unit, Cincinnati’s pitching staff has allowed 3.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.29 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.33 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.

The Cincinnati hitters have put up 3.6 runs per contest, including 3.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .205/.275/.404 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Eugenio Suarez has helped lead the Reds’ offense this season with 16 hits, five home runs, nine RBIs and eight runs scored.

In the other dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.86 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.27 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.55, along with a K/9 of 10.52.

The Braves offense has slashed .266/.359/.455 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game this season, including 5.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Freddie Freeman has sparked Atlanta’s offense so far and is slashing .310/.431/.464 with 26 hits, 13 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

The Reds just snuck away with the previous game in this series by a final tally of seven runs to six.

Braves at Reds Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Reds, ATS Winner – Reds, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in zero of Cincinnati’s last seven games.
  • The Braves have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit 15 over their last 10.
  • The Braves have an OPS of .814 this season and an OPS of .768 against right-handed pitchers. The Reds’ OPS sits at .652 overall and .632 versus righties.
  • Cincinnati has recorded 16.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 17.8 over its last five.
  • The Reds have won four of their last five games SU.