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Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Cincinnati Reds invade Turner Field on Thursday.
Mat Latos gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Reds on this day; he's 8-2 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Hudson, who will be looking to improve on his 5-7 mark.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Braves and the league No. 2-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -170 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park behind starter Mike Leake.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Braves endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Wednesday, with Paul Maholm throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Marlins Park.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Reds at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 23 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Atlanta's last 23 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cincinnati at Atlanta, Friday, July 12