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Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds - 6/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Reds (32-46) at Atlanta Braves (45-32)
Date & Time Tuesday June 26, 2018, 7:35 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -157 / Cincinnati Reds +147 --- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
FSOH, FSSE
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MLB | Cincinnati Reds (32-46) at Atlanta Braves (45-32)
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The Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves meet Tuesday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.

The Cincinnati Reds look for a victory here after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Reds have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Cincinnati Reds have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Scooter Gennett leads the Reds with 94 hits and 51 RBI while Joey Votto and Jose Peraza have combined for 162 hits and 63 RBI. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 5.66 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 3-7 with a 5.27 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves also hope to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Braves have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 101 hits and 49 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 186 hits and 99 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 8-17 in their last 25 during game 2 of a series, 6-14 in their last 20 vs. National League East and 1-4 in Harveys last 5 starts. The Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 5-1 in Sanchezs last 6 starts. The over is 5-0 in Braves last 5 overall and the over is 5-2 in Reds last 7 overall.

The Cincinnati Reds have been one of the better teams to bet on this month, as this club has put together some impressive recent wins as big underdogs. However, I'm not putting any money on Harvey, who hasn't been much better since coming over from New York, as he's allowing a .273 batting average on the season and has allowed three or more runs in five of his last seven starts. This Braves offense should have a field day in this game, producing another solid home win. 

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -157

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