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Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Wrigley Field.

Lefthander Paul Maholm will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Maholm is 10-10 this season with a 4.35 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Scott Baker who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Baker is 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Chicago at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Atlanta: 90-62 SU
Chicago: 64-89 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 0-10
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games when playing Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Atlanta, Saturday, September 21