Chicago sends Matt Garza vs Brandon Beachy in Cubs vs Braves game
Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Braves arrive at Wrigley Field on Thursday.
Matt Garza gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 6-9 mark. In the other dugout, Brandon Beachy brings a 6-2 ledger to the game for the Braves as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.
The visitors opened as 110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Cubs and the National League No. 3-rated Braves in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).
Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 3-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Randy Wells at Wrigley Field.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Braves at Cubs trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games at home
Atlanta at NY Mets, Friday, August 26
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Friday, August 26