Mike Leake out to silence Braves bats in MLB contest
Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Cincinnati vs Atlanta battle on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park as the Reds try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Mike Minor gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Braves on this day; he's 3-2 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Mike Leake, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.
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 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.
Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 5-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 5.3 runs per game.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -112 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta suffered a 5-4 loss against Cincinnati on Tuesday, as Kris Medlen wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win 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 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta at San Francisco, Thursday, May 9
Cincinnati home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 10