Reds vs Braves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 10 (Cincinnati's Bats Held in Check at Truist Park)
By Larry Rupp
Reds vs. Braves Game Info
- Date: Monday, April 10, 2023
- Time: 7:20 p.m. ET
- Venue: Truist Park -- Atlanta, GA
- Coverage: BS-SE and BS-OH
The 2023 MLB season continues on Monday with an exciting showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. The Reds are coming off a series in which they lost two of three against the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Braves lost three of four in a series against the San Diego Padres.
The Reds will look to get this series started off on the right foot with Graham Ashcraft (1-0, 1.29 ERA) on the mound. On the other side, the Braves will aim to snap a three-game losing streak as Bryce Elder (1-0, 0.00 ERA) draws the start. Can Atlanta send the Truist Park crowd home happy tonight?
Reds vs. Braves Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: CIN: (+160) | ATL: (-190)
- Spread: CIN: +1.5 (-122) | ATL: -1.5 (+102)
- Total: 8.5 -- Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
The Braves enter this National League matchup as home favorites on the moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also has a projected total of 8.5 runs, which the under favored at -114 odds.
Reds vs. Braves Betting Trends
- Cincinnati is 1-8 straight up in its last nine away games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Cincinnati's last six away games against Atlanta.
- Atlanta is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against an NL Central opponent.
- The total has hit the under in six of Atlanta's last nine games.
Reds vs. Braves Prediction & Pick
Ashcraft was praised throughout his 2022 rookie season for the flashes of greatness he showed. He lived up to the growing hype in his first 2023 start as he dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates back on April 2. Ashcraft allowed only 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk across 7.0 innings of work (6 strikeouts).
Not to be outdone, Elder surprised many when he picked apart a powerful St. Louis Cardinals' lineup in his first start on April 5. The 23-year-old pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, giving up only 2 hits and logging 6 strikeouts. A pitchers' duel may be on tap tonight, so shift gears to the last few innings.
If the offenses cannot get going early, this game will come down to which bullpen can keep the game within reach. Cincinnati enters with the eighth-worst bullpen ERA (5.10), while Atlanta enters with the fifth-best (2.90). It doesn't hurt that the Braves have won 15 of their last 20 home games, too.
Final Score Prediction: Reds: 3 | Braves: 4
Reds vs. Braves Best Bet
The Reds are a different team when one the road compared to when at home. Cincinnati posted a batting average of just .224 on the road in 2022 (No. 27 in MLB) and is off to a similar start in 2023 (.208). Elder looked great in his first start and should be able to keep Reds batters in check before a stellar bullpen takes over. The Braves should be hungry to put on a show after a dismal series, too.
Bet: Cincinnati Reds Under 3.5 Runs (-120)
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