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Moneyline Favors Chicago Cubs in MLB Battle with Atlanta Braves

Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between John Lackey for the Chicago Cubs (10-10 on the year) and Mike Foltynewicz for Atlanta Braves (10-10 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Atlanta Braves were 206 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.2-3.4 win for the Cubs on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 73-60 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 59-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Atlanta injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 17-ranked Atlanta Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 5.08 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 line up of the Atlanta Braves at 4.56 runs per outing.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.96 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 5.24 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Sean Newcomb's start, as they lost 6-2 against Chicago on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Chicago, Saturday, September 2nd