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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago White Sox

The Atlanta Braves and the Chicago White Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field in an interleague contest.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Paul Maholm in this game. Maholm has a 9-8 record and a 3.98 ERA this season.

The White Sox will counter Maholm with Jake Peavy. Righthander Peavy has a 4.30 ERA to go along with a 6-4 record this season.

The Braves were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 55-41 SU
Chicago: 37-56 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-4
After a win are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 6-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Atlanta, Sunday, July 21