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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Righthander Kris Medlen will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Medlen is 14-11 this season with a 3.32 ERA.

Medlen's opponent in this one will be Travis Wood. The Cubs lefthander has a 3.05 ERA to go along with a 9-11 record this season.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 9-5 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Atlanta at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 91-62 SU
Chicago: 64-90 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games when playing Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Atlanta, Sunday, September 22