MLB Lines: Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds Prediction: July 30th 2010
The Cincinnati Reds host the Atlanta Braves for a three-game weekend set beginning on Friday July 30 with the first pitch at 7:10PM EST. The Reds are 40-28 in night games this season, 14-5 after 4 straight games where they committed no errors, 23-9 after allowing 4 runs or less in 3 straight games and 18-5 with a bullpen whose WHIP is under 1.000 the last 5 games this season. Atlanta is 11-22 in road games versus a bullpen whose WHIP is 1.350 to 1.450 this season. The Reds will send Johnny Cueto to the bump with a 5-1 record at home, ERA of 3.63 and a WHIP of 0.769. Cincinnati is 12-6 in Cueto’s last sixteen starts, 6-1 when he takes the hill at home and 11-1 following a quality start in his last outing. Overall, the Reds have had the edge when playing in the Queen City posting a record of 6-3 versus the Braves the last three seasons. Lay the chalk with the Reds as they get a game one victory on Friday night.