Atlanta Braves (35-39) vs. Cincinnati Reds (37-36)
June 25, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Reds / Atlanta Braves ; Over/Under: -
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The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds meet Friday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park. The Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Atlanta Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven straight games. The Braves have lost eight of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 70 hits and 45 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley have combined for 139 hits and 79 RBI. Drew Smyly gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 5.11 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 1-0 with a 3.97 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Reds have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 93 hits and 42 RBI while Jesse Winker and Tyler Naquin have combined for 141 hits and 91 RBI. Vladimir Gutierrez gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Gutierrez’s first career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League Central. The Reds are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The over is 18-7-2 in Braves last 27 Friday games. The over is 5-1 in Reds last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
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The Braves have yet to really get going and they’re tough to back with confidence until that changes. Smyly has been on the struggle bus for much of the season. Gutierrez has looked sharp this season and the Reds offense is starting to heat up again. I’ll side with the Reds here at home.