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Atlanta Braves Starter Bud Norris Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

The Atlanta Braves get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Bud Norris will take the mound for the Atlanta Braves, and he'll carry a 1-7 record into the contest. Jason Hammel gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs; he's 7-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Chicago Cubs before the first pitch in this match found them as -270 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-2.8 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.

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

17-42 Atlanta battles the Cubs, currently with a 41-17 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Atlanta Braves and the league No. 1-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta Braves No. 30 ranked offense (3.1 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 2.83 runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have been averaging 7.75 hits per game, less than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.59 hits on average).

Chicago brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves's No. 23-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 8-1 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park behind starter J Lackey.

Atlanta rolled to a 4-2 win against San Diego on Wednesday, as J Teheran and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 13 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 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 7 games
  • Atlanta is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Atlanta is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Atlanta, Saturday, June 11th