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Derek Lowe vs Randy Wells matchup featured in MLB action

Atlanta BravesChicago Cubs
Aug 24, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Odds

78-52TEAM RECORD56-73

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Atlanta duelling Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Randy Wells in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-4 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Derek Lowe, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as +135 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 11 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Cubs have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

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

The Braves were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Tuesday, with Mike Minor throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
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
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Chi Cubs, Thursday, August 25