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Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves Betting Lines and Pick

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at SunTrust Park on Thursday as the host Atlanta Braves battle the Chicago Cubs in baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Mike Soroka for the Atlanta Braves. Lester brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Soroka is 1-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Atlanta Braves were listed as 122 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-5.1 win for the Braves on Thursday. 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

26-16 Atlanta battles the Cubs, currently with a 22-18 mark. 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. 12 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Atlanta Braves No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.36 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.22 runs per game. The Braves have averaged 9.43 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.93 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday, with T Chatwood throwing 5.1 innings of 4-hit ball at SunTrust Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Cincinnati, Friday, May 18th
Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, May 18th