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Baseball odds preview - Atlanta vs. Chicago

Atlanta BravesChicago Cubs
Aug 23, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds

77-52TEAM RECORD56-72

Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Tuesday as host Chicago battles the Atlanta Braves in baseball odds action.

Chicago sends Casey Coleman out against Mike Minor for the Braves in this game. Coleman is 2-5 with a 7.05 ERA on the season, while Minor is 3-2 on the year and has a 4.26 ERA.

View Atlanta vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 125 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 11.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 3 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 15-ranked defense.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Cubs on August 22. Bettors who backed the Braves at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jair Jurrjens to defeat Chicago 3-0 on Monday.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

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

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

Next up:
Atlanta at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, August 24