Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/24/2014
Friday, April 25, 7:35 PM on FSOH, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Cincinnati Reds - Bailey, H (1-1) vs. Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (2-0)
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Homer Bailey will be going for his second straight win when the Cincinnati Reds take on Ervin Santana and the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Homer Bailey was able to pick up his first win of the season when he beat the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. He pitched six shutout innings in that outing and struck out eight while walking three. He was able to lower his season ERA to 5.75 and is currently striking out 11.1 batters per nine innings.
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has an RBI off of Bailey, but he has just three hits in 18 at-bats against him. Ryan Doumit may find himself in the Braves' lineup on Thursday as he has eight hits, including a home run and three doubles, in 16 career at-bats against Bailey.
Ervin Santana continued his hot start to the season by picking up his second win against the New York Mets on Saturday. He pitched seven innings in that game and gave up just one run on six hits while striking out seven and walking two. Santana has an excellent 0.86 ERA right now and 10.3 K/9 in 21 innings.
Middle infielder Ramon Santiago has not done too well against Santana in their matchups, getting just one hit in seven plate appearances while striking out three times. None of the Reds' other regular starters have faced Santana.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 10-9-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.7
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 7-12-1 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)
04/23/14 LF Justin Upton Rest questionable
04/23/14 CF B.J. Upton Rest questionable
04/23/14 C Evan Gattis Rest questionable
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 Atlanta
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