Homer Bailey out to silence Braves bats in MLB contest
Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
The Reds get a visit from the Atlanta Braves in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Homer Bailey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-3 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Kris Medlen, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Reds as -116 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Reds and the National League No. 9-rated Braves in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Braves average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.
Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Atlanta at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta rolled to a 7-4 win against Cincinnati on Monday, as Paul Maholm and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Great American Ball Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
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 OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Cincinnati is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Atlanta at Cincinnati, Wednesday, May 8