MLB Picks: Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJuly 11, 2013

MLB Picks: Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves

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    The Atlanta Braves are 29-13 at home this season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Thursday, as they open up a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds at Turner Field.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Braves are minus-110 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the total sitting at 7.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Cincinnati Reds

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    The Cincinnati Reds snapped a three-game losing streak Wednesday, as they picked up a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers as minus-173 road favorites.

    Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two career road starts versus the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta Braves

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    The Atlanta Braves return home after a 3-3 road trip, which ended with a 6-2 setback to the Miami Marlins as minus-131 favorites Wednesday.

    Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson is 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA in eight home starts, with opposing hitters batting .195 against him.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Atlanta Braves as one of their MLB picks Thursday, as they've won 26 of Tim Hudson's last 35 starts as a home favorite of minus-110 to minus-150.

    MLB Pick: Atlanta Braves minus-110

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