Friday, July 22, 2011

MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds

The Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Great American Ball Park.

Righthander Jair Jurrjens will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Jurrjens is 12-3 this season with a 2.26 ERA.

Jurrjens’s opponent in this one will be Bronson Arroyo. The Reds righthander has a 5.57 ERA to go along with a 7-8 record this season. Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 113-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 9-6 winner on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Atlanta at +103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. In their last action, Cincinnati was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Cincinnati at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records: Atlanta: 58-41 SU Cincinnati: 48-50 SU Atlanta most recently: When playing on Friday are 6-4 Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5 After playing Colorado are 4-6 After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati most recently: When playing on Friday are 5-5 Before playing Atlanta are 6-4 After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7 After a win are 0-10 A few trends to consider: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing Cincinnati The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing Atlanta The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta Cincinnati is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up: Cincinnati home to Atlanta, Saturday, July 23

MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds

Notes

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