Reds vs Braves Prediction - MLB Picks 4/12/23

Atlanta Braves (8-4) vs Cincinnati Reds (4-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Spencer Strider (1-0) (2.45) vs Hunter Greene (0-0) (5.62)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -245 / Cincinnati Reds +205 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday night at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are 4-6 this season and have lost five of their last six games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Cincinnati lost two out of three games against the Phillies. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.84 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a .266 opponent batting average this year. The Reds offense has scored 45 runs with a .248 batting average and a .332 on base percentage. Jason Vosler is batting .188 with three home runs and nine RBI’s for the Reds. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Hunter Greene, who is 0-0 with a 5.63 ERA and a 2.00 WHIP over 8.0 innings pitched this season. 

Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 8-4 this season and have lost three of their last five games. Atlanta won Games 1 and 2 of this series by scores of 5-4 and 7-6. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.92 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 58 runs with a .270 batting average and a .354 on base percentage this year. Matt Olson is batting .319 with four home runs and 12 RBI’s for the Braves. The projected starting pitcher for Atlanta is Spencer Strider, who is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 11 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Cincinnati is 10-27 in their last 37 games and 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 6-2 in Cincinnati’s last 8 games. Atlanta is 47-16 in their last 63 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 game three’s of a series. The under is 5-1 in Atlanta’s last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 7-1-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings in Atlanta. 

Pick

Atlanta has won the first two games of this series and will be looking for the sweep in this matchup. The Braves come into this game as heavy favorites to win and have a big advantage in starting pitching. Hunter Greene will be on the mound for Cincinnati, who has allowed five runs over 8.0 innings pitched this season. Cincinnati has done a good job of keeping the first two games of this series close, and I am going to take them +1.5 here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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