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2021 MLB Handicapping
(4-8) Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs (5-7)
Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -132 | Cubs +122
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5 , Cubs +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The Atlanta Braves came into this season with a ton of hype, but they have failed to deliver and will now look to get back into the win column this Friday, as they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Atlanta Braves were able to snap a 4 game losing streak in their last match with the Marlins, but this has been an awful start to the season for a team of this caliber and the Cubs are no world-beaters this year, so they should be confident they can get back on track and win a series here.
It does make you wonder though, just how bad this team would be doing right now if they did not have Ronald Acuna Jr. on their team who has been absolutely rolling at this early juncture of the season hitting .442 to go along with a whopping 7 home runs.
Despite Ronald Acuna garnering all the headlines, and deservedly so, it was Dansby Swanson who played hero hitting the winning home run in that last guy and he will be another important cog in this Braves batting lineup if this team is going to be the contenders we think they will be this year.
Drew Smyly will be starting here, and it is tough to know what we will get out of the lefty in this spot, as he has flashed with some great stuff this year, but has already given up 3 home runs, so batters have been getting a hold of his stuff giving up a 61% hard hit rate.
The Cubs might present the perfect matchup for Smyly to put in a quality start here though, as the Cubs have been struggling in a big way with their offense hitting only .163 as a team which is good for 30th in the league.
The Cubs do not have a bad batting lineup on paper with guys like Javier Baez in their ranks, and it is early, but Cubs fans cannot be happy with this start offensively and this team simply does not have the pitching staff to compete with so little offense.
One guy who can make a difference here is Kris Bryant who is only hitting .243 right now, but is a guy who can get hot and help get his team out of this brutal slump, as we know what he can do when he is at his best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 8-2 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Braves are 9-4 in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 24-11 in their last 35 Friday games.
- Braves are 43-20 in their last 63 games as a road favorite.
- Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Cubs are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Atlanta Braves I believe in way more than the Cubs, and with Smyly on the mound I think the Braves can get the road win with their far superior offense and pitching advantage.
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