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2021 MLB Handicapping
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Huascar Ynoa vs. Trevor Williams
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
The Braves are supposed to be one of the better teams in the National League. We have not seen much of that just yet.
The Braves are not going to find their rhythm until hitting gets untracked. Ronald Acuna Jr. might be the best player in the league but one man offenses rarely get teams where they want to be. They need more from Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna.
Huascar Ynoa has been pressed into starting duty and has looked really good. In 11 innings over two starts this season he has given up just five hits and has 15 strikeouts. There is lots of swing and miss on this Cubs team so the matchup is favourable.
Atlanta is still waiting for tis bullpen to settle for 2021. Moving Ynoa into the rotation might have cost the group a very big arm. This group can be a plus though.
If the Cubs are going to have any success they are going to have to hit. Guys like Kris Bryant and others are not playing like they want big money contracts in the offseason. He and Javy Baez have a few homers each but there is not much to like about the lineup right now.
Trevor Williams has made two starts this season and they could not have been more different. He looked solid in his first against Milwaukee but was spanked by Pittsburgh – 10 hits allowed in three innings – nobody should get hit like that by that lineup.
There is a lot to like about the bullpen right now. The challenge is whether shaky starting pitching and a light offense are going to hand them any leads to protect.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 road games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Braves are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 home games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Cubs are 70-31 in their last 101 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
I have to admit I have not seen much of Ynoa but I think he and the Braves have to be the play here. The Braves lineup should be able to find its mojo against Williams and push more than enough across in case Ynoa is not as dominant as he has been.
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