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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Reds vs. Braves on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves.

Hunter Greene #3 of the Cincinnati Reds and the U.S. Team pitches in the fourth inning World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Due to the timing of the lockout, the Cincinnati Reds opened on the road for the first time since 1990. The Reds stunned the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a four-game set to open the series. The Braves responded with back-to-back one-run wins ahead of the series finale on Sunday.

All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Reds vs. Braves, 1:35 p.m. ET

Run Line: Braves -1.5
Total: 9.5
Moneyline odds: Cincinnati +160, Atlanta -190

Moneyline pick: Cincinnati +160

This game is going to feature two prominent young pitchers. Hunter Greene will be making his major league debut which some would say gives Atlanta the edge. Unfortunately for this Braves lineup, Greene sits above 100 mph with his fastball. Not touches 100, sits there throughout the game. Atlanta has some of the better hitters in baseball, but they are going to be struggling to keep up with that speed in this one.

The Reds have to get more production from Tommy Pham. He is still looking for his first hit in a Cincinnati uniform and is due for an impact. The Reds had the upper hand in hitting in the first game and they need to recapture that momentum to get out of Atlanta with a 2-2 record before heading home.

Player prop: Hunter Greene O3.5 strikeouts (-160)

You aren’t getting much juice on this line but that’s because it feels extremely safe. Green is the Reds’ top pitching prospect and is expected to be a contender for NL Rookie of the Year. He’s got electric stuff and if nothing else, will get bats to miss.

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