Upcoming Free Picks

Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 4-23-2019

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#901 Atlanta
Braves -105
#902 Cincinnati
Reds 9

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:40pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Atlanta Braves
K. GAUSMAN

11 - 10

1
W's
1
L's
2.75
ERA
0.76
WHIP

Cincinnati Reds
S. GRAY

8 - 13

0
W's
3
L's
2.79
ERA
0.93
WHIP

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

Atlanta Braves vs. Cleveland Indians

MLB: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:40 PM EST

After losing four in a row, the Braves have bounced back in a big way winning two straight where they totaled 19 runs. They are tied for 2nd place in the tight NL East one game back of the Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta has not been great on the hill or at the dish on the season and the team is led by a lineup that ranks 14th in the league in runs scored. The team had totaled 13 runs in four losses before racking up 19 runs in their last two games.

The Reds had their three-game winning streak snapped in their last game and they are the only sub .500 team in the NL Central. They are in the basement of the division already five games out of first place. Cincy only ranks 26th in the league in runs scored and they have only totaled 18 runs in their last six games. The pitching has been solid for the Reds as of late and on the season with the 3rd best team ERA in the Majors.

Banging the Tribe around

In their last game, the Braves were on the road and beat the Cleveland Indians 11-5 where they banged out 16 hits. Josh Donaldson hit two HR and had four RBI and Freddie Freeman had three hits and two RBI.

Nick Markakis (.338) leads three everyday players batting over .300, Ronlad Acuna Jr. leads the team with six HR, and Dansby Swanson has five HR and is among the NL leaders in RBI. Atlanta has won four of their last five road games and they have won their last four games facing teams from the NL Central.

Kevin Gausman (1-1 2.75 ERA) gets the nod in this NL matchup and in his last outing he was pretty solid giving up two runs on three hits in seven innings, but did not get much help in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. After a great season debut not giving up any runs in an Atlanta win the Braves have lost his last two starts where he has totaled 12 2/3 innings and given up six runs.

Can’t keep the struggling team down

The Reds were on the road in their last game in a 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres, who had lost six in a row coming into the game. Cincy gave up all four runs in the 3rd inning and each team had nine hits in the game. Three everyday players are batting below .173 and Joey Votto, who is a question mark for this game with a back injury,  and Yasiel Puig have only combined for four HR and 13 RBI. While Cincinnati has won four of their last five home games they have lost five of their last six home games facing a team with a winning record.

Sonny Gray (0-3 2.79 ERA) goes in this game and in his last outing he gave up three runs on only two hits in five innings in a 3-2 loss to the L.A. Dodgers. The Reds have lost three of his four starts this season wherein those losses he gave up six earned runs, but only received two runs of support, which were both in his last start.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Have to go with the hot bats of the Braves in this one, as they have totaled 19 runs in their last two games. They will not light up Gray in this game, but they will get a few runs off him. Like three of Gray’s four starts this season the Cincy lineup will not help him out with Gausman having another decent outing. The Braves will take the first game of this series and win their 3rd in a row.

Prediction: PICK: Braves

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

While the total has gone Over for five of the last six games between these teams in Cincinnati the Under is the pick in this game. Gray has pitched well on the season, but has gotten little support from the lineup and look for that to continue in this game. This series opener will be a low scoring affair, so the Under is the pick.

Prediction: PICK: Under

Jason Green

I dig every sport and the NFL is my favorite. My team is the Redskins and my 2nd favorite is whoever is playing the Cowboys! I am a great handicapper and if you don’t believe me just ask. I don’t just write about betting on games I actually bet on them and I have done well, which is why it is a good idea to follow my picks.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Tuesday, May 21
NBA
#503 Milwaukee Bucks -2.5
#504 Toronto Raptors 218
8:35pm
View Pick
MLB
#913 Oakland Athletics 8
#914 Cleveland Indians -130
6:10pm
View Pick
#901 Philadelphia Phillies 8
#902 Chicago Cubs -135
7:05pm
View Pick
#903 Colorado Rockies -120
#904 Pittsburgh Pirates 7.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#915 New York Yankees -260
#916 Baltimore Orioles 9.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#917 Boston Red Sox -155
#918 Toronto Blue Jays 9
7:07pm
View Pick
#905 Washington Nationals 8.5
#906 New York Mets -140
7:10pm
View Pick
#925 Miami Marlins -105
#926 Detroit Tigers -105
7:10pm
View Pick
#927 Los Angeles Dodgers -140
#928 Tampa Bay Rays 7.5
7:10pm
View Pick
#907 Cincinnati Reds 9
#908 Milwaukee Brewers -135
7:40pm
View Pick
#919 Seattle Mariners 11.5
#920 Texas Rangers -130
8:05pm
View Pick
#921 Chicago White Sox 8.5
#922 Houston Astros -360
8:10pm
View Pick
#929 Kansas City Royals 9.5
#930 St. Louis Cardinals -170
8:15pm
View Pick
#909 Atlanta Braves -115
#910 San Francisco Giants 8
9:45pm
View Pick
#923 Minnesota Twins 9.5
#924 Los Angeles Angels -115
10:07pm
View Pick
#911 Arizona Diamondbacks -105
#912 San Diego Padres -105
10:10pm
View Pick
NHL
#25 San Jose 5.5
#26 St. Louis -170
8:08pm
View Pick
Wednesday, May 22
MLB
#951 Cincinnati Reds
#952 Milwaukee Brewers
1:10pm
View Pick
#963 Oakland Athletics
#964 Cleveland Indians
1:10pm
View Pick
#975 Kansas City Royals
#976 St. Louis Cardinals
1:15pm
View Pick
#965 Seattle Mariners
#966 Texas Rangers
2:05pm
View Pick
#953 Arizona Diamondbacks
#954 San Diego Padres
3:40pm
View Pick
#955 Colorado Rockies
#956 Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05pm
View Pick
#967 New York Yankees
#968 Baltimore Orioles
7:05pm
View Pick
#969 Boston Red Sox
#970 Toronto Blue Jays
7:07pm
View Pick
#957 Washington Nationals
#958 New York Mets
7:10pm
View Pick
#979 Los Angeles Dodgers
#980 Tampa Bay Rays
7:10pm
View Pick
#971 Chicago White Sox
#972 Houston Astros
8:10pm
View Pick