July 31, 2010
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The fans at Great American Ball Park will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Braves and the Cincinnati Reds when they take their seats on Saturday.
The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jair Jurrjens in this game. Jurrjens has a 3-3 record and a 4.37 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Reds will be ace Bronson Arroyo. The righthander has a 4.21 ERA to go along with a 10-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
Jason Heyward drove in two runs in the top half of the 10th inning on Friday, and the Braves held on for a 6-4 win over the Reds. The Braves won that game as +125 underdogs, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Jesse Chavez earned the win for the Braves, and Billy Wagner tossed a scoreless 10th inning for his 24th save.
Francisco Cordero surrendered two runs in relief and was tagged with the Reds loss.
Atlanta: 59-43 SU
Cincinnati: 57-47 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati home to Atlanta, Sunday, August 1
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