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Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Betting Odds

Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction and Betting Odds. The 10-11 Cincinnati Reds are set to take on the 10-11 Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia tonight April 30, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Reds +110 / Braves -120
O/U: 7 runs

Pitching Match Up
Cincinnati: Mike Leake (0-1, 3.90 ERA)
Atlanta: Shelby Miller (3-0, 2.05 ERA)

In their last games: The Reds lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 and the Braves lost to the Washington Nationals 13-4.

The Reds go into Atlanta in the first game of a 4-game series. The 0-1 Mike Leake goes for the Reds tonight and the 3-0 Shelby Millers goes for the Braves. The Braves open at -120 at home with a line sitting at 7 runs. The Braves got off to a good start this season, but are now under .500 after losing 7 of their last 9 games including their last 2. Their offense and pitching staff ranks in the middle of the pack in terms of runs scored and team ERA, but their pitching has been hammered as of late and they have given up 13 runs in each of their last 2 games. The Reds had their 2-game winning streak in their last game. Their offense ranks 19th in the Majors in runs scored and their staff ranks 15th in team ERA. Each team in tonight’s match up is 4.5 games out of first place in their respective divisions.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 games against the Reds.

The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 home games against the Reds.

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 4-1-1.

The Reds are Reds are 1-6 in Leake’s last 7 starts.

This season the Braves are 4-5 at home and the Reds 4-6 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Cincinnati Reds: 10-11 SU / O/U 9-10 / Run Line W/L 11-10
Atlanta Braves: 10-11 SU / O/U 14-7 / Run Line W/L 12-9

Cincinnati at Atlanta Key Betting Trends

• CINCY is 16-35 in their last 51 road games.
• CINCY is 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
• CINCY has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
• ATL is 2-7 in their last 9 overall.
• ATL is 2-6 in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
• ATL has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

Key Player Injuries

REDS
[P] 04/29/2015 – Manny Parra 15-day DL (4/24) ( Neck )
[P] 04/28/2015 – Homer Bailey 60-day DL (4/26) ( Elbow )
[CF] 04/04/2015 – Jason Bourgeois 60-day DL (4/5) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Sean Marshall 60-day DL (4/5) ( Shoulder )

BRAVES
[P] 04/04/2015 – Mike Minor 15-day DL (3/27) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Shae Simmons 60-day DL (2/20), out for season ( Elbow )
[LF] 04/06/2015 – Joseph Terdoslavich 15-day DL (4/2) ( Wrist )
[P] 04/07/2015 – Josh Outman 60-day DL (4/6) ( Shoulder )

Free MLB Pick

Shelby Miller is on the hill for the Braves and he is going for his 4th straight win. He has been solid so far on the season and in every start he has not given up more than 5 hits or 2 earned runs. The Braves have won all 4 of his starts on the season. In his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings of work in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Reds have lost their last 3 games when Mike Leake has gotten the starting nod. In his last outing he went 7 innings and gave up 3 earned runs in a 7-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs. In 6 starts facing the Braves Leake is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.43 and he has allowed 6 HR.

The Braves are really slumping, but I have to go with them tonight at home. The main reason is that Miller is on the hill and dating back to last season he is 5-0 with an ERA of 2.07 in his last 11 starts.

Take the BRAVES

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