Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs Betting Pick

The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs will wrap up their series, and their season meetings when they square off on Thursday. The Cubs and Braves have split the first two games in this series. In the season, Atlanta has beaten the Cubs three out of five games.

The win for the Atlanta Braves moved them to 28-18 on the season. The Braves are in second place in the National League East. Atlanta trails the Philadelphia Phillies.

For the Chicago Cubs, they are now 27-23 on the season. Chicago is also in second place. The Cubs trail the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central Division.

The Atlanta Braves are -125 in this game on the road.

Braves Looking to Heat Up

The Atlanta Braves pounded out 9 hits and 9 runs in the win on Wednesday. The pitching was great, as Max Fried went the distance, and allowed just 3 hits and 2 runs. Atlanta got their offense off a trio of homeruns. Matt Olson hit his 7th, while Marcell Ozuna clubbed his 15th, and Adam Duvall hit his third.

The Braves offense was full of power a season ago. These three homeruns have them at 51 on the season, which is right in the middle of the pack. Atlanta is scoring more than 4.6 runs per game. The Braves team batting average is in the Top 10, with a .252 on the season.


The Atlanta Braves will send AJ Smith-Shawver to the mound in this game. The 21 year old has yet to throw in Major League Baseball this season. Last year he made five starts, and tossed 25.1 innings. During that time, he struck out 20 batters.

Younger on Mound for Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are going to send Ben Brown to the mound. Brown is 1-1 on the season wit ha 3.57 earned run average. Brown has thrown 35.1 innings, and struck out 39 batters and walked 13 on the season. His last start was May 19th against Pittsburgh.


The Cubs have struggled offensively as of late. Chicago is 2-4 in their last 6 games, and during those games have been outscored 29-16. Chicago, as a team, is hitting .230, which is in the bottom half of the league. The Cubs are still right in the middle of the pack, scoring runs, with 4.4 per game.


Chicago’s Nico Hoerner is hitting .267 on the season. The power supply for Chicago comes from Christopher Morel, who has clubbed nine homeruns on the season. Hoerner leads the team with 11 doubles.

Braves Top Cubs

Two relatively unknown pitchers on the mound in this game. The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves are both hungry for a win. In the end, we are going to take the Atlanta Braves to beat the Chicago Cubs.

The Braves offense is clicking more than the Cubs right now. Our final bet for this game on Thursday is the Atlanta Braves -125 over the Chicago Cubs. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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