There does appear to be a chance for rain in Atlanta on Wednesday, where the Braves and Cubs face off at 7:20 PM ET. This one is being played at Truist Park in Atlanta, and the Braves are favored on the money line at -177. The money line odds for a Cubs win are sitting at +148, and they are 2nd in the NL Central, while the Braves are 2nd in the NL East.

Chicago comes in with a record of 24-19, while the Braves are 26-13. Charlie Morton will start for the Braves, while the Cubs are going with Javier Assad. Atlanta has won two straight, while the Cubs are 3-2 in their last five games.

ATLANTA BRAVES VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Braves Moneyline -177

This game will be played at Truist Park at 7:20 ET on Wednesday, May 15th.

HOW TO BET THE CUBS VS BRAVES:

  • We have the Braves winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you're looking for a run line pick, we like the Cubs to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Atlanta cruised to a 7-0 win over the Cubs in the most recent game of this series. The Braves had a huge 4th inning, scoring all six of their runs. As for the Cubs, they only had three hits in the game and didn't score a run until the 5th inning.

Chris Sale started for the Braves and picked up the win, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with nine strikeouts but didn't issue a walk. Jameson Taillon got the start for the Cubs and took the loss, giving up two earned runs in four innings of work.

Matt Olson and Michael Harris II each homered for the Braves, while Ozzie Albies scored twice and drove in two runs while going 2/4. Olson, Harris, and Albies were the only three Braves hitters to have more than one hit.

Cubs Records & Stats

Chicago is 24-19 overall this season, and they are 4-2 against other teams in the NL Central. Currently, they trail the Brewers by 1.5 games in the NL Central. The Cubs have dropped two straight games, and they are looking to avoid losing three straight for the first time this season.

So far, the Cubs have been really good at home, going 13-6 this year. However, they are just one game above .500 at 11-13 on the road. As the road underdog, the Cubs are 7-11 this year, and they are 13-13 as the underdog overall.

The Cubs have been a good bet on the run line this season, going 24-19 overall. They are 14-10 on the run line on the road, but have failed to cover in their last four road games. They have been a better bet as an underdog, going 18-8 on the run line in those games.

Chicago's over/under record for the season is 18-23, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. Their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 5-3. The Cubs have played 10 games with over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs, which accounts for 23.3% of their games this season. Their combined run average this season is 8.9 runs per game. In their last two games, the Cubs have gone under the over/under line.

Through eight starts, Javier Assad has a record of 3-0 and an ERA of 1.70 for the Cubs. He has made two quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up one earned run in 4 1/3 innings of work. In that outing, he gave up two homers. Against the Braves today, Assad will look to pitch more like he did on May 5th, when he went six innings and didn't give up a run. He got the win in that outing. Assad has a WHIP of 1.06 this season.

So far this season, the Cubs are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 13th in the league. At home, they are averaging 4.9 runs per game, which is the 6th best mark in the MLB. As a team, the Cubs are batting a collective .234, which is 16th in the league, and they are also near the middle of the pack in terms of slugging percentage and OPS.

Christopher Morel has been the Cubs' top power threat this season, as his nine homers are 5th best in the league. However, he is batting just .219. Morel has gone 5/18 in his last five games with one homer. Cody Bellinger and Michael Busch are tied for the team lead with seven homers apiece. Bellinger comes into the game on a three-game hitting streak and has gone 7/22 in his last five games.

Braves Records & Stats

With a record of 26-13, the Braves are two games behind the Phillies for the NL East lead. Atlanta has gone 10-5 in divisional games this year, and they have won two straight games overall. The Braves have also won five straight games at home, and they are 15-4 at home this year.

Atlanta has been good as the favorite this year, going 26-10, but they are 0-3 as the underdog. So far, the Braves are 10-4 in day games and 11-9 on the road. Looking at their overall series record, the Braves are 9-3-1 and have won two straight series.

Atlanta has been a consistent team to bet on the run line this season, as they are 22-17 overall. They have been especially good at home, going 10-9 against the run line. They are 12-8 on the road against the run line, and have covered the run line in their last four home games. They are 6-0 against the run line in their last six games as the favorite.

The Braves have been trending towards the under lately, with their last eight games all finishing below the over/under line. Their games have averaged 7.25 runs per game over that stretch, well below the 8.5 runs that oddsmakers have set for today's game against the Cubs.

Charlie Morton gets the start for the Braves today and is coming off a strong outing against the Mets. In that May 10th start, he went seven innings, giving up just one earned run. Morton finished with a no-decision in that outing. Looking back over his last four starts, Morton has finished with a no-decision in three straight outings. He has made four quality starts this year and has a record of 3-0 to go along with an ERA of 3.14. Opposing batters are hitting .203 off Morton this year, and his WHIP is 1.05.

Marcell Ozuna has been red hot of late for the Braves, going 12/34 in his last 10 games with three homers. For the season, he is batting .329, which is the best mark on the team, and his 41 RBIs are the best in the league. Ozuna also comes into the game on an eight-game hitting streak. Matt Olson and Travis d'Arnaud are tied for 2nd on the team with five homers apiece, with Olson batting just .218 so far this season.

As a team, the Braves are 6th in scoring at 4.9 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.1 runs per contest. Overall, they have the league's top offense in terms of RBIs. Atlanta's team batting average is .255, which is 5th in the league.