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Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

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May 21, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and Atlanta on Monday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Cincinnati sends Mike Leake out against Mike Minor for the Braves in this game. Leake is 0-5 with a 6.21 ERA on the season, while Minor is 2-3 on the year and has a 7.09 ERA.

View Atlanta vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Reds as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Rays on May 20. Bettors who backed the Braves at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Tampa Bay 2-0 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Reds were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at +172 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 5-2 final on Sunday in support of Johnny Cueto at Yankee Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Braves at Reds trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games

Next up:
Atlanta at Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 22