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Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Chicago Cubs


Atlanta Braves
Friday, May 09, 2014 7:35 PM ET
Turner Field

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.

Julio Teheran gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jason Hammel brings a 4-1 ledger to the game for the Chicago Cubs as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Chicago Cubs were 172 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Braves to win this game 3.7-3.3. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

18-15 Atlanta battles the Cubs, currently with a 12-21 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Chicago injuries news.

The Atlanta Braves sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 18 on the same chart.

How Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta Braves No. 29-rated offense, averaging 3.18 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.21 in runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have averaged 7.94 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (7.88 hits per game).

Chicago brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were a 12-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +106 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 12-5 final on Thursday in support of Jake Arrieta at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta suffered a 7-1 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Mike Minor wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games at home

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