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July 2, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Odds

29-49TEAM RECORD41-37

The Braves get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Braves will turn to Tommy Hanson and his 9-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Jeff Samardzija (5-7) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Braves in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -180 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 4 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 14-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -114 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cubs didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Houston 3-0 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, Atlanta was an 8-4 loser at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at +103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Washington on Sunday at Turner Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Atlanta, Tuesday, July 3

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