Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Free Pick

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The Atlanta Braves are playing host to the Chicago Cubs at SunTrust Park. This NL showdown is going to be nationally broadcasted on ESPN and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Vegas is listing Atlanta (+100) as the underdog to Chicago (-110). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over 8.5 runs and -105 for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at +135 for the Cubs -1.5 runs and -155 for the Braves +1.5.

Kyle Hendricks is projected to get the start for the visiting Cubbies. The right-handed Hendricks started 33 games last year and finished the season 14-11 overall with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.

The Braves are going with lefty Sean Newcomb as their starter. Newcomb recorded 160 strikeouts over 164 innings last year (30 starts), while finishing the season 12-9 overall with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

The Cubs have gained 1.0 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to zero that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Braves have lost 2.0 units and are 0-2 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.

Cubs vs. Braves Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The Braves went 3-3 SU against the Cubs last season.
  • The Cubs’ bullpen posted an ERA of 1.95 against the Braves last year.