Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs, Thursday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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ATLANTA BRAVES CHICAGO CUBS
59-72, 3rd in National League East August 31, 8:05 PM | Grass of Wrigley Field 72-60, 1st in National League Central
Atlanta at Chi. Cubs, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Thursday, August 31, 2017
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Atlanta), CSN Chicago
PITCHING MATCHUP: Braves LH Sean Newcomb (2-7, 4.36 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (5-4, 3.45)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Atlanta Braves [S. Newcomb -L ]  +1½ -107  +212   Ov 7 -130
Chicago Cubs [K. Hendricks -R]  -1½ -113  -230  Un 7 +110
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The fans at Wrigley Field will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs when they take their seats on Thursday.

Left hander Sean Newcomb will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Newcomb is 2-7 this season with a 4.36 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Kyle Hendricks. The right hander has a 3.45 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

Newcomb has recorded only one win in his last 10 starts, and it came on Aug. 20 as he threw five scoreless innings against Cincinnati. The 24-year-old gave up four runs and seven hits over 4 2/3 frames of a no-decision against Colorado on Saturday. Newcomb faced the Cubs on July 18 and was tagged for five runs and eight hits – two homers – in a loss.

Hendricks snapped his eight-start winless skid when he held Philadelphia to two runs over seven innings in a 17-2 rout on Saturday. The 27-year-old posted a 3.86 ERA during the drought, but the Cubs scored fewer than three runs in six of his eight starts over that stretch. Hendricks has posted a 2.84 ERA in three career games (two starts) against Atlanta.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 230-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of an historic power surge, and their young sluggers next take aim at the visiting Atlanta Braves when the teams begin a four-game series on Thursday. Chicago has scored 17 runs twice in its last five games and hopes to remain hot after collecting a season-high 20 hits in Wednesday’s 17-3 win over Pittsburgh.

The Cubs became the first team in major-league history to have five players with at least 20 home runs at age 25 or younger in the same season when rookie Ian Happ hit the plateau in Wednesday’s rout. Chicago swept the three-game series from the Pirates and is a season-high 12 games above .500 and 3 1/2 ahead of Milwaukee in the National League Central. The Braves ended their three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win on Wednesday and went on to complete a sweep of their doubleheader at Philadelphia. Chicago outscored the Braves 17-6 during a three-game sweep in Atlanta last month.

The Cubs were a 17-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -192 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Atlanta:
Team record: 59-72 SU
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Chicago:
Team record: 72-60 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Chicago Friday, September 1

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Cubs have a franchise-record six players with 20 or more home runs, joining Baltimore as the only two teams in the majors to do so this season.

2. Atlanta 2B Brandon Phillips is 22-for-64 during a 14-game hitting streak.

3. Happ became the fastest player in franchise history to reach 20 home runs, doing so in his 89th game to surpass Kyle Schwarber’s mark of 97 games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -230 and the game will go over 7 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cubs 6, Braves 4 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ATL TEAM CHC
4.58 RUNS 5.07
5.08 RUNS AGNST 4.39
-0.50 DIFF 0.68
-$244 MONEY -$1,778
4.74 TEAM ERA 3.98
9.11 OFF HITS 8.67
2.84 OFF WALKS 3.77
7.34 OFF Ks 8.65
9.05 DEF HITS 7.92
3.60 DEF WALKS 3.44
7.65 DEF Ks 8.77
INJURIES
ATLANTA BRAVES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Withrow P 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Marksberry P 15-Day Disabled List
Jesse Biddle P 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew McKirahan P 15-Day Disabled List
William Perez P 15-Day Disabled List
Paco Rodriguez P 60-Day Disabled List
Mallex Smith OF 15-day Disabled List
Dan Winkler P 15-Day Disabled List
A.J. Pierzynski C 15-Day Disabled List
Eric O’Flaherty P 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Whalen P 15-Day Disabled List
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ATLANTA BRAVES
Atlanta is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
CHICAGO CUBS
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Atlanta’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.6 10 4.4 4
Atlanta’s Away Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Home Defense 4.8 7 4.7 8
Atlanta’s Road ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 9 4.9 5
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Atlanta’s Overall Defense 5.1 3 5.1 13
Chi Cubs’s Home Scoring vs Atlanta’s Road Defense 5.2 4 4.9 10
Chi Cubs’s Home ERA vs Atlanta’s Road ERA Allowed 4.2 9 4.2 8
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BRAVES
Braves are second in the league in free passes at 3.3 per game.
Braves are second worst in K’s per game with 8.5.
Braves are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.4 runs per game.
Braves are second best in walks allowed in the league at 2.5 per game.
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.

 

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