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Tim Hudson vs Paul Maholm matchup featured in MLB action

Atlanta BravesChicago Cubs
May 9, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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

It's a pitching duel between Paul Maholm for the Cubs (3-2 on the year) and Tim Hudson for Atlanta (1-0 so far).

View Atlanta vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this one will find them as +110 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 999 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Braves, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.5 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Braves have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Cubs on May 8. Bettors who backed the Braves at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta rolled to a 3-1 win against Chicago on Tuesday, as Randall Delgado and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Braves at Cubs trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at St. Louis, Friday, May 11
Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, Friday, May 11

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