Reds vs. Braves Thursday Prediction
The Reds and Braves will open a new series from Atlanta at 7:20 p.m. ET on Thursday. With the host Braves sitting as a -152 money line favorite, are they a safe bet to beat the Reds?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:20 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 78% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Nick Senzel starred with three hits Wednesday as the Reds captured a 4-1 win over the visiting Pirates. The rookie delivered two doubles and an RBI single in the victory. Senzel was thinking two on his seventh-inning base hit, which turned out to be an ambitious choice as Starling Marte gunned him down from center field. The 24-year-old has been a machine since the All-Star break, hitting .380 over 50 second-half at-bat while raising his season average from a middling .263 to a much more respectable .285.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Josh Donaldson lifted the Braves with a go-ahead homer in the 10th inning Wednesday in a victory over the Nationals. The Bringer of Rain was hitless with a pair of strikeouts entering the 10th, but redeemed himself by launching a one-out homer off Sean Doolittle, pulling the Braves ahead 5-4, the margin they would eventually win by. The former AL MVP has now gone deep in back-to-back games, boosting his home run count to 25 in the process. Among NL hitters, only Eugenio Suarez (12) and Paul Goldschmidt (11) have mashed more homers than Donaldson (10) this month.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are 4-1 in their last five games overall but just 4-19 in their last 13 games on the road.
The Braves have dropped four out of their last five meetings with the Reds.
The Braves have won seven of Max Fried’s last nine starts overall and are -1 in his last eight outings coming off four days of rest. The Braves have also won 20 of their last 28 games versus an opponent that owns a losing record and are 35-16 in their last 51 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game. On the other side, the Reds are 1-4 in their last five games versus National League East opponents and are 4-9 in their last 13 road games.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -152