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(36-47) Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs (27-55)
Date: Thursday July 7, 2016
Time:8:10 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Lucas Harrell vs Jason Hammel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Oakland A;s -104
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 10
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The best vs the worst, as the Braves currently sit in last in the MLB while the Cubs are #1.
Lucas Harrell owns a career ERA of 4.79 and WHIP of 1.57, which are not great by any standards. He’s made one start this season since being recalled from Triple-A, where he earned a win and now can boast he has a 1.50 ERA and 0.67. He might want to tell everyone he knows before Thursday though, as it’s likely to raise a significant after this matchup against the Cubs.
The Braves offense has been abysmal this year and not much help is on the way. They’re going to need decent bat returns on dealing some of their trade chips to rebuild what is a depleted minor league system, not to mention the major league roster. Freddie Freeman leads the team in all offensive categories aside from RBIs, and may be one of the pieces that nets a good return.
It seems the Cubs scouting staff can do no wrong at this point, drafting and developing stud hitters such as Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber, and scouting and acquiring for Addison Russell, Anthony Rizzo and Jayson Heyward. The Cubs sit atop the league thanks to a deep and powerful lineup and stellar starting pitching.
Jason Hammel is one of the starters that has turned into a solid mid-rotation piece behind aces Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester. He’s garnered a 7-5 record on the year with a 3.45 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 16 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Atlanta has the worst record in the MLB at 28-57
- the Braves are 2-8 in their last 10 games
- Chicago is 26-12 at Target Field this year
- The Cubs are 4-6 in their past 10
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This should be a blowout, with Chicago hitters demolishing Lucas Harrell in the process. Atlanta can’t hit and I wouldn’t be shocked to see them get just 1 run or less.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago -1.5
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 8-1
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