Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/25/2014
Saturday, April 26, 7:10 PM on FSOH, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (2-1) vs. Atlanta Braves - Hale, D (0-0)
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Saturday night, Mike Leake will take the hill for the Cincinnati Reds as they face David Hale and the Atlanta Braves. Leake will make his 5th start as Hale makes his 4th.
Mike Leake didn’t get the decision in his last start after surrendering 4 runs on 8 hits in 7 innings of work. His line doesn’t look that bad when you consider that the 4 runs came on a grand slam home run. Overall, Leake is 2 – 1 with a 3.49 ERA this season and should equal or better his results in 2013 when he went 14 – 7 with a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts.
Last season, Leake lost his only start against the Braves after giving up 4 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 7 innings. Leake will need to stay away from Atlanta’s Dan Uggla if he doesn’t want to surrender any more long balls. Uggla has 3 home runs and 5 RBIs against Leake.
David Hale is still looking for his first decision of any kind this season. In his last start, he allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Last season, Hale was 1 – 0 in his 2 starts with an ERA of 0.82. In those 2 starts, Hale issued just 1 walk. This season, he has allowed 9 walks.
In 2013, Hale didn’t face the Reds and he has yet to face anyone on the Cincinnati roster. With help from the scouting report and the rest of the pitching staff, Hale should learn enough to handle the Reds.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 10-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.8
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 7-13-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 1.2
Injuries to Watch
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 P Aroldis Chapman Concussion 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 2B Skip Schumaker Shoulder 15-day DL (3/22)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Mike Minor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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