Braves vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks for Today 9/26

Braves vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks for Today 9/26

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Cubs vs Braves: MLB Predictions, Picks, and Expert Analysis

Get ready for an exciting showdown as the Chicago Cubs face off against the Atlanta Braves at the iconic Truist Park. Our team of MLB experts is here to provide you with a comprehensive analysis of this upcoming game, including predictions for the matchup.

 

Team Analysis:

Chicago Cubs:

The Chicago Cubs, with a current record of 82-74, have shown their competitiveness, both at home and on the road, positioning them as a strong contender in the league.

Hitting Analysis:

Cody Bellinger's impressive stats include 26 home runs and 95 RBIs, highlighting his impact on the Cubs' offense. Despite challenges, their batting average of .255 suggests they have the potential to generate runs, especially against a struggling Braves pitching staff.

Pitching Analysis:

Justin Steele, the Cubs' left-handed pitcher, boasts an impressive 16-5 record, a 3.00 ERA, and 170 strikeouts over 168.0 innings. Steele's consistent performance on the mound positions him as a strong asset for the Cubs in this game, particularly given the recent offensive struggles of the Braves.

 

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves, with a current record of 100-56, have had a remarkable season. However, their recent struggles, both at home and on the road, may pose challenges.

Hitting Analysis:

Matt Olson has been a standout performer with 53 home runs and 133 RBIs. Despite their overall success, the Braves have faced challenges in generating consistent offense. Their batting average of .275 suggests they may encounter difficulties, especially when confronted by Justin Steele's pitching prowess.

Pitching Analysis:

Bryce Elder, set to start for the Braves, holds a 12-4 record, a 3.63 ERA, and 126 strikeouts over 171.0 innings. While Elder has performed well, the Cubs' hitters, led by Cody Bellinger, may present a significant challenge for him.

 

Prediction:

Considering Justin Steele's impressive pitching and the recent offensive struggles of the Braves, we predict that the Chicago Cubs will secure a victory in this game. Steele's ability to control the game from the mound, combined with the Cubs' potential to generate runs, positions them for a strong performance. Justin Steele has a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 3.97 and 10 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Braves in his career while Bryce Elder has allowed 7 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 4.1 innings versus the Cubs in his career. He has been charged with the loss.

Pick: Cubs ML +125

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