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The Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Turner Field.
The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Scott Feldman in this game. Feldman has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.
Feldman's opponent in this one will be Mike Minor. The Braves lefthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
The Cubs were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +138 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +112 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Chicago: 2-1 SU
Atlanta: 2-1 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Atlanta home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, April 6