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Sep 21, 4:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Atlanta duelling Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will rely on Travis Wood to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kris Medlen will be his counterpart for the Braves. Travis Wood is 9-11 this season, and Kris Medlen is 14-11.

View Atlanta vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 11 and the Braves sitting at No. 6.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Braves have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 8-ranked defense.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 9-5 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Atlanta at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Braves enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Friday, with Paul Maholm throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Cubs trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 15 games when playing Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 22

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