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Chicago Cubs Favored by -230 Against Atlanta Braves on Sunday

The Chicago Cubs will look to improve on a 17-5 record when they take on the Atlanta Braves, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

The Chicago Cubs will turn to John Lackey and his 3-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Atlanta Braves send Julio Teheran (0-2) to the hill.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.4-2.1 win for the Cubs on Sunday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

17-5 Chicago battles the Braves, currently with a 5-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Atlanta injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 1 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Atlanta Braves, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 1 ranked offense (6.18 runs per game) against a Atlanta Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 26 at 5.3 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Atlanta Braves have managed so far this season (7.74 hits on average).

Chicago owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 6.18 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves hope to make more contact than they did in their start against J Lester, who struck out 10 batters in 6-1 loss on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 15 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at New York, Monday, May 2nd
Chicago at Pittsburgh, Monday, May 2nd

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