Baseball odds excitement is growing for the Atlanta Braves as they have recovered from a slow start to get back into playoff contention with the MLB betting odds.
The Atlanta Braves will host the Cincinnati Reds on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with a starting time of 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this potential National League Playoff preview so be sure to have your account open and ready for a great evening of action between these two top shelf contenders that were playoff teams in 2010.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are Johnny Cueto of the Reds and Jair Jurrjens of the Braves.
Atlanta was 27-23 and 14-10 at home with a 12-11-1 mark on totals as a host. The Braves have one of the best pitching staffs in the major leagues and ranked 2nd for earned run average while the offense was ranked 21st for run production.
Jurrjens has been the ace of the staff with a 6-1 record and a 1.56 earned run average to rank as one of the top MLB betting assets on the mound. Martin Prado has emerged as a key offensive threat with a .286 batting average and 13 doubles, 6 home runs, and 29 runs batted in.
The Braves were close behind the Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins in the National League East Division.
Cincinnati had a betting MLB online record of 26-23 with a road mark of 11-12 and an over under mark of 12-11 on the road. The Reds have a powerful lineup that ranked 3rd in the majors for run production but their pitching staff was 26th for earned run average. Joey Votto was hitting .333 and Jay Bruce had 12 home runs to pace the attack.
Atlanta has lost 11 of their last 17 games against the Reds with 7 of the last 10 games in this head to head series going under the total. Atlanta has fared somewhat better at home against Cincinnati with 5 wins in their last 8 games at Turner Field versus the Reds with the baseball odds as 4 of the last 7 games between the teams in Atlanta have gone over the total.