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2021 MLB Handicapping
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Huascar Ynoa
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +118 | Braves -127
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5 (+163)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
Atlanta is looking to start playing like what we expected. Maybe this is the series we start seeing it.
The Cubs are hanging in there in the NL Central. No team has really made a move in the division so Chicago can play things out a little longer with their potential free agents. Chicago is getting a little lucky with their offense, there is a big gap between what they are scoring and what they are hitting.
Kyle Hendricks was supposed to be the lone certainty in the Cubs rotation. That has not been the case early though. Case in point, the Braves rocked him for four homers in a game just over a week ago. Half the time he has not pitched even five innings.
Craig Kimbrel looks good but the Cubs bullpen has been about league average. Unless the starters improve to take off some of the burden this group could be in trouble.
The Atlanta Braves are all-hit no-pitch early on. This team is fourth in home runs and in the to ten in scoring thanks to Ronald Acuna Jr and Freddie Freeman. The offense can be even better too as three regulars, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson and Travis D’Arnaud are all hitting under .500.
The question is whether they will pitch enough. Heading into Tuesday they were 29th in team ERA. Huascar Ynoa has actually been a pleasant surprise for the Braves. They are going to need him even more as they away Mike Soroka and Max Fried to come back from injuries.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Cubs are 9-23 in their last 32 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
- Cubs are 8-21 in their last 29 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Braves are 10-3 in their last 13 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Braves are 10-3 in their last 13 Wednesday games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
Who are you supposed to trust on the mound in this one. The name you know (Hendricks) or the name you don’t (Ynoa).
If both are getting hit then the Braves have to be the play. That is the way I am leaning in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves Moneyline
The Braves look like the smarter play at home. They have to be better than what we have seen, right?
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