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2019 MLB Season
(49-56) Cincinnati Reds vs (63-45) Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday August 1, 2019
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Park Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Reds: Anthony DeSclafani / Braves: Max Fried
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -151 | Reds +141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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After an 8-10 post All Star break slump, Cincinnati made noise Wednesday trading slugger Yasiel Puig to Cleveland for ace SP Trevor Bauer. Though, that trade actually hurts the Reds’ chances tonight vs. Atlanta as Anthony DeSclafani (6-5, 4.01 ERA) takes the mound with a weakened lineup.
Amid the trade hype, it remains to be seen if Bauer will open in this four-game series vs. Atlanta.
Meanwhile, RHP DeSclafani has pitched well over his last five starts, allowing eight runs in 28 innings. However, run support for the veteran hurler has lacked as the Reds (4.5 runs per game, #22 MLB) have failed at the plate.
Cincinnati is 10-10 when DeSclafani starts.
Pittsburgh’s 11-6 offensive outburst Tuesday night halted the Reds’ modest three-game unbeaten run. However, as trade-deadline buyers, Cincinnati views itself as 2019 postseason contenders while 6.5 games back in the loaded NL wild card race.
Battling injuries and a slumping bullpen, Atlanta is 4-4 in its last eight while holding a steady 5.5 game NL East divisional lead.
Former All Star Adam Duvall, recently recalled from AAA, hit two home runs to push the Braves past second place division rival Washington 11-8 Tuesday night. The offensive surge from Duvall, who hit just .195 in 2018 was paramount as rookie Left Fielder Austin Riley’s struggles continue and Nick Markakis’ season (fractured wrist) is likely done.
Tonight, the Braves will need added run assurance if no trade deadline deals are made Wednesday to rescue a bullpen which tanked theoughout July.
Overall, Atlanta is 1-2 this season vs. the Reds.
Struggling of late after a sizzling start, Max Fried has allowed 21 hits and ten runs in his past three starts. Fried (11-4, 4.21 ERA) has four five-run outings since June 4 after no such contests before then. Still, Atlanta is 14-6 when its precocious hurler starts. The Braves hope to build upon that mark tonight.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 16-5 in CIN last 21 Thu. games.
- Under is 43-18-1 in CIN last 62 road games.
- CIN are 7-3 in their last 10 Thu. games.
- ATL are 5-11 in their last 16 Thu. games.
- ATL are 7-2 in Frieds last 9 starts.
- ATL are 7-2 in Frieds last 9 starts on grass.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
Minus Puig, the Reds’ already challenged lineup becomes more susceptible to Fried’s tricky arsenal. While Atlanta isn’t without their own flaws, the Braves have enough at the plate, and starting at the mound, to upend a Cincinnati group well below .500
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Braves SU
Look for an under total between these clubs as they feel out the others’ roster for the first time since April 25.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati Reds – 3 – Atlanta Braves- 4
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