Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 17 (6/17): MLB

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 17 (6/17): MLB

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Odds

Time 2:20 p.m. EST
Braves money line -180
Braves run line -1.5 (-115)
Cubs money line +148
Cubs run line +1.5 (-105)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs
Record 37-27 23-40
Road / home record 17-13 11-24
Last 10 record 10-0 4-6
Streak W14 L10
Over / under record 35-26-3 31-29-3
Runs / game 4.81 4.25
Runs allowed / game 4.13 5.32

 

Preview

The Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Wrigley Field. The Braves swept the Nationals and have won 14 straight games while the Cubs were swept by the Padres and are on a 10 game losing streak.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves get here with a 37-27 record and have won 14 games in a row. The team is averaging 4.81 runs per game with a .249 at bat while allowing 4.13 runs. Austin Riley is leading the team with 18 home runs and 39 RBI while Dansby Swanson has the better batting average with .295. 

Kyle Wright leads the pitching staff with a 2.57 ERA, 80 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Braves.

Probable Pitcher:

Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA) will be on the mound for the Braves in the 1st game of the series. Morton took a no-decision against the Pirates on Saturday after allowing four runs on five hits and a walk in six innings with 12 strikeouts. He is 4-6 with an ERA of 5.44 and 76 strikeouts in 16 appearances versus the Cubs in his career.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 23-40 record and have lost their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game with a .243 at bat while allowing 5.3 runs. Wilson Contreras is leading the team with 12 home runs and 26 RBI while Happ has the better batting average with .282.

Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.67 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Cubs.

Probable Pitcher:

Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.67 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 1st game of the series. Thompson took the loss in Sunday's game against the Yankees after allowing five runs (three earned) on three hits and three walks while failing to strike out a batter in 2/3 of an inning.

BETTING TRENDS

Atlanta are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Chi Cubs.

Atlanta are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Chi Cubs are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta.

Prediction

The Braves continue to stay hot and have won 14 games in a row 8 of their last 8 games on the road. They are 2-1 against the Cubs this season but Charlie Morton was the starter on that loss and has struggled lately allosing 4 runs per game in his last 4 starts. However even if Morton allows 4 runs in this game that's not going to be enough to beat the Braves. The Cubs are winning only the 31% of the time this season so expect the Braves to continue their hot streak.

PICK: Braves -1.5 (-115)

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