Reds vs Braves Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 11 (Kyle Wright Looks to Build off Successful 2022 Season)

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Rourke

Reds vs. Braves Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Truist Park -- Atlanta, GA
  • Coverage: BS-SE and BS-OH

The 2023 MLB season continues on Tuesday with an exciting showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. The Braves emerged victorious in the first game of this three-game series on Monday night thanks to catcher Sean Murphy's two-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning.

Cincinnati will look to even the series with Luis Cessa (0-0, 3.38 ERA) on the mound. On the other side, Atlanta will look to build on its momentum as Kyle Wright, who is making his season debut, draws the start. Can manager Brian Snitker's team get the home crowd cheering with a victory?

Reds vs. Braves Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CIN: (+200) | ATL: (-245)
  • Spread: CIN: +1.5 (-102) | ATL: -1.5 (-118)
  • Total: 9 -- Over: (-102) | Under: (-120)

The Braves enter this National League matchup as home favorites on the moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also has a projected total of 9 runs, which the under favored at -120 odds.

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Reds vs. Braves Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati is 1-9 straight up in its last nine away games.
  • The total has hit the over in five of Cincinnati's last seven away games against Atlanta.
  • Atlanta is 8-2 straight up in its last nine games against an NL Central opponent.
  • The total has hit the under in seven of Atlanta's last 10 games on a Tuesday.

Reds vs. Braves Prediction & Pick

There's no way around it, the Reds have been horrible on the road dating back to the end of the 2022 MLB season. They have lost 13 of their last 17 games away from home and have posted a batting average of just 0.239 on the road this season (four games). Things don't get any easier on Tuesday.

The Braves now have their ace from last season back and ready to take the mound. Kyle Wright finished the 2022 season with a 21-5 record to go along with a 3.19 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Keep in mind the 27-year-old pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in his only career start against Cincinnati (April 2022).

The Reds should have a hard time getting players to cross home plate in this one, but that shouldn't be a problem for the Braves with the likes of Matt Olson (3 home runs) and Austin Riley (.408 on-base percentage) in the lineup. Atlanta has won eight of its last 10 games against NL Central teams, too.

Final Score Prediction: Reds: 3 | Braves: 6

Reds vs. Braves Best Bet

Luis Cessa is a reliever turned starter with only 30 starts at the MLB level to his name across nine seasons. That means his leash should be relatively short tonight and he could be pulled early if Atlanta jumps on his slider. The 30-year-old logged only 2 strikeouts in his first start of the season and has tallied just 5 strikeouts in 9.1 career innings against the Braves. This number is too high.

Bet: Luis Cessa Under 3.5 Strikeouts (-110)

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