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Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Atlanta Braves

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Chicago Cubs
Friday, July 11, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs host Atlanta on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 39-52 mark against the 50-42 Braves in MLB betting odds action at Wrigley Field.

Alex Wood, with a record of 6-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, while the Chicago Cubs trot Jake Arrieta to the mound in this one. He is 5-1 so far in 2014.

The Cubs were slight -108 moneyline favorites earier Friday at Bovada while the total, which is always withheld for a few hours until the wind situation at Wrigley Field is determined, was set at 7 over at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.8-3.5 win for the Braves on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 39-52 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 50-42 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 17 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Atlanta Braves sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

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How Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 25-ranked scoring average of 3.82 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves offense rated No. 29 and scoring 3.66 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.07 hits per game to date this season, less than the Braves hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +119 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 3-1 final on Thursday in support of Aaron Harang at Citi Field.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +134 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Reds on Thursday as the Cubs defeated them 6-4 at Great American Ball Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Chicago, Saturday, July 12th

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