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Atlanta Braves Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Chicago Cubs

The Atlanta Braves will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Turner Field.

For the Atlanta Braves, Shelby Miller gets the ball, charged with keeping the Chicago Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jake Arrieta, 10-5 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Cubs were -125 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-2.4 result in favor of the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves sport a record of 43-48 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 48-41 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Atlanta Braves rated this week at No. 26 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta Braves No. 23 ranked offense (3.86 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.63 runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have been averaging 8.58 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.08 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago threw a shutout at Atlanta in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by J Lester to defeat Atlanta 4-0 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Monday, July 20th
Atlanta home to Los Angeles, Monday, July 20th