Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/27/14
Cincinnati Reds (11-12) at Atlanta Braves (15-7)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)
Johnny Cueto (R) (2-2) (1.385) vs. Julio Teheran (R) (2-1) (1.800)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -119 / Cincinnati Reds +109 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Net, FSN-OH, FSN-S
The Atlanta Braves will look to sweep the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were flying high, winning seven of their last nine games heading into the series against the Braves. However, the Reds just haven’t been able to get going in this series, scoring just five runs in the first two games and allowing nine runs. The Reds pitching staff has been incredible all year, but the team is just 2-10 this season when allowing four or more runs. Brandon Phillips has four hits in his last three games, but has struck out at least once in his last five. Starting for the Reds will be Johnny Cueto, who is 2-2 with a 1.38 ERA and has 39 strikeouts in 39 innings. Cueto is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA in five career starts against the Braves.
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The Braves have now won four of their last five games and are going for their second sweep of the season. Much like the Reds, the Braves pitching staff continues to be on point, allowing two or less runs in four of their last five games. Offensively, Justin Upton has homered once in both games in this series and Freddie Freeman has four hits in this series as well. While both sides are playing well for the Braves, Julio Teheran also looks to stay hot, as he’s 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and has allowed just seven earned runs in 35 innings. Teheran allowed five runs in 5.1 innings in his only career start against the Reds.
The Reds are 38-15 in Cuetos last 53 starts as a favorite and 2-5 in Cuetos last 7 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Braves are 4-0 in Teherans last 4 starts and 7-3 in Teherans last 10 starts as an underdog.
The Braves haven't given us many reasons to pick against them in this series. No reason to back out now. Take the Braves for the cheap price.