Braves vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/14

Braves vs Cubs Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/14

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves

Get ready for an intense showdown between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves as they face off at Truist Park. Both teams are hungry for a win, making this matchup one to watch.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 14, 2024
  • Time: 4:20 PM
  • Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Line: ATL -190
  • Over/Under: 7.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Chicago Cubs:

The Chicago Cubs hit the road with confidence as they aim to continue their winning momentum. With a solid lineup and pitching rotation, they pose a formidable challenge to their opponents.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Christopher Morel (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Nico Hoerner (.275 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Christopher Morel (27 RBI)

Led by Christopher Morel and Nico Hoerner, the Cubs aim to showcase their offensive prowess and secure a crucial victory against the Braves.

 

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves return home with determination as they look to bounce back from a recent loss. With strong performances at Truist Park, they are confident in their ability to dominate their opponents.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Marcell Ozuna (.326 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (40 RBI)

With Marcell Ozuna leading the charge, the Braves aim to utilize their home-field advantage and outshine the Cubs in front of their fans.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
CHC (24-17) +160 o7.5 (-130) +1.5 (-135)
ATL (24-13) -190 u7.5 (+110) -1.5 (+115)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Atlanta Braves will emerge victorious against the Chicago Cubs. Here's why:

The Braves boast a strong home record, having won 13 of their 17 games at Truist Park this season. With their home-field advantage and a talented roster led by Marcell Ozuna, they have the tools to overcome the Cubs.

Additionally, the Braves have a favorable pitching matchup with Chris Sale taking the mound. Sale's impressive performance this season, coupled with the Cubs' recent struggles against left-handed pitching, gives the Braves a significant advantage.

Pick: Atlanta Braves ML

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