Reds open series against the Braves
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds will return home this week as they open up a three-game MLB betting series against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night at the Great American Ball Park.
The Reds managed to pick up the victory in five of their six games against the Braves last season, with the OVER/UNDER going 1-4-1 for totals bettors. Overall Cincinnati is 13-7 over its past 20 games against Atlanta dating back to September 2009.
Atlanta puts its faith in starter Paul Maholm to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Reds is Bronson Arroyo, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 3.95 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Reds as -123 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Reds - Braves odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 9 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.1 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Mets on May 5. Bettors who backed the Braves at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Braves grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jonathon Niese and the Mets 9-4 on Sunday at Turner Field.
Cincinnati won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Cubs on May 5. Bettors who backed the Reds at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field behind starter Mat Latos.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Braves at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 7