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MLB Game Preview - Reds underdogs vs Braves at Atlanta

Cincinnati RedsAtlanta Braves
May 14, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Monday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

Atlanta sends Randall Delgado out against Homer Bailey for the Reds in this game. Delgado is 2-3 with a 4.55 ERA on the season, while Bailey is 1-3 on the year and has a 4.93 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 4 in the National League and the Reds at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.

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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. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Reds average 8 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

Cincinnati brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 12-ranked defense.

The Reds were a 9-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. The Reds enjoyed a 9-6 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Sunday, with Bronson Arroyo throwing 5 innings of 11-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

The Braves were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Sunday, with Tommy Hanson throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cincinnati's last 21 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta's last 21 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 15

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