Braves vs. Reds Thursday Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds, 4/25/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Braves and Reds will play the rubber match of their three-game series from Great American Ballpark at 6:40 p.m. ET on Thursday. With Cincinnati's best pitcher on the mound, are the Reds a safe play for bettors as a home favorite?

Game Snapshot & Odds

905 Atlanta Braves (+125) at 906 Cincinnati Reds (-145); 9 runs

Thurrsday, April 25, 2019

6:40 p.m. ET, The Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Reds on the moneyline.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Ozzie Albies led off the game with a home run and scored twice in a 3-1 victory over the Reds on Wednesday. He thumped Tanner Roark's first pitch of the game over the wall in right field. He also walked twice in the game and scored a second run on a Nick Markakis knock in the fifth inning. The 22-year-old second baseman is slashing .276/.343/.429 with three home runs, eight RBI and 18 runs scored at the top of the Braves' batting order. He has stolen three bases in five tries.

Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin

Jesse Winker went 2-for-4 and drove in a run as his team fell to the Braves on Wednesday. He laced a single to center that plated Joey Votto in the first inning. Winker appeared to sprain his ankle while running the bases in the third inning but was able to finish out the game. The young outfielder started off the season in a terrible slump but has been hitting quite well for the last 10 days or so. He has six home runs this year, which is one away from his career high of seven. If he can add power to his already proven talent for getting on base then he could quickly develop into an upper tier fantasy outfielder. His .405 on-base percentage last year would have ranked fourth in the majors if he had played enough to qualify.

MLB Betting Trends


The Braves are just 1-5 in their last six games played on Thursday.


The Reds are just 3-7 in Luis Castillo’s last 10 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.


Castillo is quietly becoming one of the better young starters in the game and the Reds’ money line odds are reasonably priced with him on the mound on Thursday night. Cincinnati has won 11 of his last 15 starts at home and is 5-2 in his last seven starts coming off four days of rest.

The Pick: Cincinnati Reds -145


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail A's vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction One of the more intriguing matchups on Tuesday night takes place at Fenway Park when the Red Sox hosts the A’s at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Chris Bassitt set to oppose Nathan...
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Rays MLB Prediction The Yankees are favored on Tuesday night when they open a new series versus the Rays, but they’ve had issues winning in Tampa. Will the Rays pull off the upset when...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Giants MLB Prediction Interleague play comes to San Francisco on Monday night when the Giants host the Rangers at 9:45 p.m. ET. With Kyle Gibson set to oppose Alex Wood in the pitching...
Thumbnail Reds vs. Pirates MLB Prediction National League Central rivals meet in Pittsburgh to open a new series on Monday night when the Pirates host the Reds at 6:35 p.m. ET. With Jeff Hoffman set to oppose...
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Braves MLB Prediction The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game features rivals from the National League East, as the Braves host the Phillies at 7:08 p.m. ET. With Aaron Nola set to oppose...