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Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/24/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Wednesday April 24, 2019, 6:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -131 / Cincinnati Reds +108 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSOH, FSSE
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The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds meet Wednesday in MLB action at Great American Ball Park.

The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Braves have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost six of their last nine games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 26 hits and 13 RBI while Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis have combined for 51 hits and 24 RBI. Mike Soroka gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Soroka’s first career game against the Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Reds have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cincinnati Reds have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Iglesias leads the Reds with 16 hits and four RBI while Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto have combined for 32 hits and 13 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Roark is 8-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League Central, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Reds are 1-11 in their last 12 Wednesday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 9-20 in their last 29 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Cincinnati. The under is 8-2 in Reds last 10 home games. The over is 6-2 in Braves last 8 overall.

Soroka is a very young pitcher with just 30.2 career innings under his belt, and while he's been solid for a small sample size, he has had control issues at times. Roark has allowed just two runs and struck out 10 batters in his last 10.2 innings. The Cincinnati Reds have finally found some offense as of late and they're a team starting to pile up some impressive wins. The Atlanta Braves are in the middle of a slump and a subpar bullpen is taking its toll. We're getting the hotter team and the more experienced pitcher at home for the plus money. I have to give the edge to the Cincinnati Reds. 

Pick:
Cincinnati Reds +108

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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