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2021 MLB Handicapping
(35-39) Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds (37-36)
Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
Projected Pitchers: Ian Anderson (ATL) vs. Luis Castillo (CIN)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -105 Reds -116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves +1.5, Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Braves will be in Cincinnati to face the Reds for game 3 Saturday at 4:10. Game 2 is Friday at 7:10 ET.
They played on Thursday and the Reds won the game 5-3.
Ian Anderson will go for the Braves and Luis Castillo counters for the Reds.
The Braves have not played up to their expectations this year, but they have been playing a little better as of late. Atlanta has won 5 of their last 9 games.
This team is 35-39 and 4th in the National League East. The Mets are 5.5 games ahead of them.
Before this series against the Reds, Atlanta split a 4 game series with the Mets.
Jesse Chavez started for the Braves on Thursday, but only went 2.1 innings and allowing 2 earned runs. From there, they used 5 other relievers.
Ian Anderson has been solid this year. The righty is 5-3 with a 3.33 ERA. His last start came against the Mets on Monday when he went 5.1 innings and did not allow an earned run. The Braves won this game 1-0.
Pitching for this club has struggled this year. They have a 4.39 ERA which is 19th in baseball.
The offense is the best part of their team. Atlanta is scoring 4.65 runs per game which is 10th best.
They are lead by hitters such as Ozzie Albies, Freddie Freeman, and Ronald Acuna Jr.
This squad has blasted 105 home runs which is 4th best.
The Reds have yet to find consistency in their play this year. They have lost 5 of their last 7 games.
Their record is 37-36 which puts them 4th in the National League Central. They trail the Brewers by 4 games.
Before this series, they split 2 games with the Twins. Cincinnati scored 15 runs in those 2 games.
Tony Santillan was very good against the Braves on Thursday. He went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
Luis Castillo has not been himself this year. The righty is 2-10 with a 5.61 ERA. His last start was much better when he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs against the Padres on Sunday. San Diego won that game 3-2.
The pitching for this team has struggled as a whole. They have a 4.77 ERA which is 25th best.
Offensively, they have been effective. They are 4th scoring 5.01 runs per game. Some key hitters in their lineup are Jesse Winker and Joey Votto.
Cincinnati has hit 97 home runs which is 10th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. the National League Central.
- Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 games overall.
- Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Reds are 2-5 in their last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Reds are 1-8 in their last 9 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
To me, this has to the potential to be a very good game. I look for the Braves to bounce back and handle their business.
Atlanta has to figure things out if they want to make the postseason. After dropping game 1 against the Reds, they will have to respond in game 2.
Despite how bad Castillo’s numbers are this year, this is still a very good pitching matchup because he is much better than how he has played so far this year. In this game, I like Anderson to pitch better than Castillo and help his team get a win. I feel Atlanta will be able to hit Castillo enough to get a win.
I will lay the -105 with the Braves.
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