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Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (11-12) at Atlanta Braves (11-12)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)

J Cueto (2-2) (1.95) vs. J Teheran (2-1) (4.67)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +111 / Cincinnati Reds -121 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Ohio

The Cincinnati Reds shoot for another win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

The Cincinnati Reds simply need to win games and series which is easier said then done but they have a good start with consecutive victories versus the Braves on the road. The Reds unloaded on Atlanta 8-4 Saturday behind a quality effort from Jason Marquis who gave up three runs on five hits and a pair of BB over 6.1 frames to get the win. The Red totaled eight hits and a pair of bases on balls with Marlon Byrd and Todd Frazier going solo with Zack Cosart also going deep with two RBI’s and a pair of runs. Cincinnati goes with ace Johnny Cueto in the final game of the series at Turner Field Sunday. Cueto was solid once again in a 4-2 win versus Milwaukee with both runs scored on solo homers over eight frames. 

Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds - 5/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The worry for the Atlanta Braves is that a few defeats will lead to a slump and take them out of the National League East race before it even begins. The Braves have been slowing with another loss to visiting Cincinnati with starter Eric SDtults getting hit hard with six runs plated on eleven hits including a pair of homers through seven frames. The bats couldn’t keep pace on the scoreboard with a seven hit, three walk attack that saw Cameron Maybin go 2-3 with a homer and three RBI’s. Julio Teheran toes the rubber looking to right the ship when he opposes Cincinnati Sunday. Teheran has been struggling over his last three outings where he has allowed 16 runs on 20 hits including six homers. 

The over is 8-3-2 in Cincinnati’s last 13 Sunday games while the Reds  are 15-36 in their last 51 road games and the under is 27-7-1 in Cueto’s last 35 Sunday starts. The over is 10-2-1 in Atlanta’s last 13 home games while the Braves  are 3-10 in their last 13 games on grass and  3-8 in their last 11 overall. No thoughts here except I’m backing one of the best…

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