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Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Cubs

Chicago CubsAtlanta Braves
July 4, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Odds

30-50TEAM RECORD42-38

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

For the Braves, Randall Delgado gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Paul Maholm, 5-6 on the year.

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 -165 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Chicago brings the National League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Chicago was a 10-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Braves. They lost as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 10-3 loss against Atlanta on Tuesday, as Chris Volstad wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Braves trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Atlanta, Thursday, July 5

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