Tim Hudson out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest

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April 7, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Cubs invade Turner Field on Sunday.

It's a pitching duel between Tim Hudson for the Braves (0-0 on the year) and Jeff Samardzija for Chicago (1-0 so far).

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 -138 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Braves and the National League No. 15-rated Cubs in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Atlanta owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.8 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 14 in the same category at 5.8 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 3.2 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

The Cubs were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 6-5 on Saturday behind a start from Julio Teheran at Turner Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Cubs at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 8
Atlanta at Miami, Monday, April 8