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Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs in MLB odds

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Aug 13, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Atlanta and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Braves trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Braves, Derek Lowe gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Randy Wells, 3-4 on the year.

View Chi Cubs vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -185 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Braves in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was a 10-4 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 10-4 loss against Atlanta on Friday, as Carlos Zambrano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Cubs at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Atlanta, Sunday, August 14