Reds vs. Braves Game 1 Prediction
Game 1 of the National League Wild Card Round between the Reds and Braves will take place at 12:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Will Trevor Bauer and the Reds pull off the upset or will Max Fried and Co. take a 1-0 series lead?
951 Cincinnati Reds (+105) at 952 Atlanta Braves (-125); o/u 7.5
12:08 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020
MLB Postseason, Wild Card Round
Cincinnati Reds DFS Spin
Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson said Sunday that the team would likely give Trevor Bauer a chance to start every fourth day in 2021 if he re-signs with them. Bauer has pitched on short rest often in his career and has stated a desire to do it regularly over a full season. With the ability to choose his next landing spot as a free agent, Bauer could get that opportunity, whether it's with the Reds or someone else. It would make for a fascinating discussion in regards to how to evaluate him in fantasy leagues.
Atlanta Braves DFS Spin
Braves manager Brian Snitker said Ronald Acuña (wrist) is feeling "good" and will be ready for Game 1 of their Wild Card Series against the Reds on Wednesday. Acuña was scratched from the Braves' regular season finale on Sunday with left wrist irritation, but it appears that was more precautionary than anything else. He's expected to be back in the leadoff spot to face Trevor Bauer and the Reds.
Reds vs. Braves Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in five of the Braves’ last six games, is 12-3-3 in their last 18 games when playing the first game of a series and is 19-7-4 in their last 30 games when they’re favored. Meanwhile, the over is 5-1 in the Reds’ last six playoff games and has cashed in four straight when they play a road postseason game.
MLB POSTSEASON BETTING PREDICTION: REDS/BRAVES OVER 7.5