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Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Sunday August 4, 2019, 1:20 PM (EDT)
Location
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, GA
The Line
Atlanta Braves -105 / Cincinnati Reds -115
TV Channel
FS-Ohio, FS-South
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The Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves meet in the finale of their four game set in MLB action from SunTrust Park on Sunday.

The Cincinnati Reds will look to earn a series split after dropping game three in 10 innings on Saturday by a final score of 5-4. Aristides Aquino had two hits including a home run and three RBIs while Tucker Barnhart added an RBI to finish off the Reds’ scoring as a team in the loss. Eugenio Suarez and Jose Iglesias each had two hits to round out Cincinnati’s offense as a team in the losing effort. Trevor Bauer gave up three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four over 4.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Jared Hughes took the loss in relief to fall to 3-4 on the year. Sonny Gray will start the finale and is 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 0-2 with a 4.34 ERA and 19 strikeouts against Atlanta.

The Atlanta Braves will look to win the series after taking game three on Saturday. Ronald Acuna Jr. had two RBIs while Freddie Freeman and Adam Duvall each had a double and an RBI. Ender Inciarte added a double and Ozzie Albies went 2 for 4 at the dish while Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel each had a base hit as well in the victory. Keuchel allowed three runs on four hits while striking out four over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Luke Jackson picked up the win in relief to improve to 6-2 on the year. Julio Teheran will start game four and is 6-7 with a 3.38 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. In his career, Teheran is 3-4 with a 4.01 ERA and 43 strikeouts against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati is 7-2 in Gray’s last 9 starts and 2-5 in their last 7 games against the NL East while the under is 45-18-1 in their last 64 road games. Atlanta is 5-1 in Teheran’s last 6 starts and 8-3 in Teheran’s last 11 home starts while the under is 12-3-1 in their last 16 home games.

The plus money is tempting given the fact that Gray has been solid lately and is becoming one of the more underrated arms in the NL if not all of the major leagues. However, the Braves are simply the better team in the better position and while Teheran doesn’t have the record to show for it, the Braves have still backed him up pretty well, winning five of his last six starts with Teheran allowing two earned or less in each of those six starts. I’ll take the Braves and the cheap price for the series victory on Sunday.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -105

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