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The Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Turner Field.
The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Mat Latos in this game. Latos has a 8-2 record and a 3.18 ERA this season.
Latos's opponent in this one will be Tim Hudson. The Braves righthander has a 4.03 ERA to go along with a 5-7 record this season.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -170 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Cincinnati: 51-40 SU
Atlanta: 52-39 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cincinnati's last 23 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Atlanta's last 23 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Atlanta home to Cincinnati, Friday, July 12