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Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/25/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Thursday April 25, 2019, 6:40 PM (EDT)
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Line
Cincinnati Reds -136 / Atlanta Braves +126 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
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The Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will be finishing up their MLB series on Thursday.

In the Tuesday opener, the Reds eked out a 7-6 win. On Wednesday, the Braves evened it up with a 3-1 victory.

For the Thursday game, the Braves will be sending out RHP Julio Teheran. Over his 25.2 innings and 2-2 mark on the year, Teheran has a 5.61 ERA with 29 Ks and 14 BBs.

Leading the hitters for Atlanta in the win Wednesday was Ozzie Albies, with a solo homer and two runs. Ender Inciarte added a pair of hits with two walks in that one as well.

Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Luis Castillo on Thursday. across 30.2 innings and a 2-1 record so far, Castillo has a 1.47 ERA with 41 Ks and 14 BBs.

The Reds could only muster five hits in their loss Wednesday. Four of those hits belonged to Jesse Winker and Yasiel Puig, who each had two of them.

The Braves are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 1-5 in their last six Thursday games. Atlanta is 4-1 in Teheran’s last five starts in game three of a series and 2-7 in his last nine Thursday starts.

Meanwhile, the Reds are 4-1 in the last five Thursday games and 2-6 in their last eight in game three of a series. Cincinnati is 11-4 in Castillo’s last 15 home starts and 5-2 in his last seven starts with four days’ rest.

Two of Teheran’s last three starts haven’t gone well. In the good one, he posted one earned on six hits in 6.0 innings, but in the two others Teheran put up 11 earned in 9.2 innings on 12 hits—though he did go 1-1 in those.

As for Castillo, there’s not a whole lot to complain about; he’s put up just five earned over his five starts this year. I’m going to stick with Castillo to keep rolling here and take the Reds.

Cincinnati Reds -136

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