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Mike Leake, Tommy Hanson take mound in Braves vs Reds tilt

Cincinnati RedsAtlanta Braves
May 27, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Odds

26-25TEAM RECORD28-23

The visiting Reds hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves will turn to Tommy Hanson and his 5-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Reds send Mike Leake (3-1) to the hill.

View Cincinnati vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Reds listed as underdogs of +-171 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Braves and the National League No. 5-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Reds average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 10-4 result against the Phillies on May 26. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati suffered a 10-4 loss against Philadelphia on Thursday, as Homer Bailey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Pirates on May 25. Bettors who backed the Braves at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Pittsburgh 4-2 in extra innings at PNC Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Cincinnati's last 18 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta's last 18 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Atlanta, Saturday, May 28

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