Baseball odds preview - Cincinnati vs. Atlanta
Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Saturday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.
Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Homer Bailey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-7. Getting the ball for the Braves is Mike Minor, who owns a 8-4 record on the season with a 3.05 ERA.
Bettors looking to side with the Braves in this matchup found them as -134 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 7 in the National League and the Reds at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Reds average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.
Atlanta owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 4-rated defense.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +118 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Atlanta on Friday at Turner Field behind starter Bronson Arroyo.
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Reds at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Atlanta is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cincinnati at Atlanta, Sunday, July 14