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May 8, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Braves arrive at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.

The match puts starter Randall Delgado for the Braves on the hill facing Ryan Dempster for the Cubs. Delgado brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Dempster is 0-1 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -130 favorites. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Braves average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-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 5-1 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Chicago on Monday at Wrigley Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Braves at Cubs trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 9

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