Braves vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Braves vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Atlanta Braves (8-4) hope to complete a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds (4-6) when the teams meet at 7:20 PM ET Wednesday. The Braves are -281 favorites to keep the Reds out of the win column in the series.

Spencer Strider gets the starting nod for Atlanta while Hunter Greene is Cincinnati’s starter for the contest.

Braves vs. Reds Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -281
  • Reds odds to win: +230
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

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Braves and Reds Betting Trends

The Braves have gone 6-4 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 60% of those games).

Atlanta has not played a game with moneyline odds of -281 or shorter.

The Reds have been underdogs in seven games this season and won two (28.6%) of those contests.

Cincinnati has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +230 odds on it winning this game.

The Braves have played in 12 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total six times (6-6-0).

So far this season, the Reds and their opponents have hit the over in six of their 10 games with a total.

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Braves Stats & Insights

The Braves have the No. 13 offense in MLB play scoring 4.8 runs per game (58 total runs).

Atlanta ranks eighth-best in MLB action with 15 total home runs.

The Braves’ .270 batting average is seventh-best in the majors.

Atlanta strikes out 9.1 times per game to rank 23rd in baseball.

The Braves pitching staff is 22nd in the majors with a collective 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

Atlanta has a 3.92 team ERA that ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds have scored the 26th-most runs in the league this season with just 45 (4.5 per game).

Cincinnati ranks 20th in Major League Baseball with 12 home runs.

The Reds have a team batting average of .248 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.

Cincinnati has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the eighth-best strikeout rate (9.1 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Reds average 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-most in the league.

Cincinnati has pitched to a 4.86 ERA this season, which ranks 18th in baseball.

Braves Key Players to Watch

The Braves will look to Strider (1-0) in his third start this season.

Matt Olson leads Atlanta in home runs (four) and runs batted in (12) this season while batting .319.

Ronald Acuna Jr.’s batting average of .340 leads all Atlanta hitters this season.

Orlando Arcia has 15 hits this season and a slash line of .333/.388/.511.

Austin Riley is batting .318 with an OBP of .426 and a slugging percentage of .477 this season.

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Reds Key Players to Watch

The Reds will send Greene to the mound for his third start of the season.

Jonathan India has three doubles, a home run and six walks while batting .316.

Jake Fraley has nine RBI while hitting .370. Both lead his team.

Spencer Steer is batting .314 with four doubles, two home runs and five walks.

TJ Friedl is batting .306 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and three walks.

Braves and Reds Injuries

Braves: Michael Harris II: 10 Day IL (Back), Collin McHugh: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Left hamstring), Raisel Iglesias: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Travis d’Arnaud: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

Reds: Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Nick Senzel: 10 Day IL (Toe), Tony Santillan: 15 Day IL (Back), Lucas Sims: 15 Day IL (Back), Luke Weaver: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Braves vs. Reds Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Reds 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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