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Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Monday as host Chicago battles the Atlanta Braves in baseball odds action.
The Cubs will rely on Jeff Samardzija to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tommy Hanson will be his counterpart for the Braves. Jeff Samardzija is 3-1 this season, and Tommy Hanson is 3-2.
The Braves were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 999 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Cubs sit at No. 11 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Braves are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.4 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Atlanta at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, a 7-2 final on Sunday in support of Brandon Beachy at Coors Field.
In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 winner at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Chicago at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Dodgers on Sunday as the Cubs defeated them 4-3 at Wrigley Field.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Braves at Cubs trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
Atlanta at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, May 8