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2018 MLB Season
(22-17) Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves (25-16)
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 7:35 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Field, Cumberland Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Michael Soroka
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 +120 Braves +1.5 -140
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 9 -110 un 9 -110
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The Chicago Cubs are getting a taste of what the postseason could be like this year. The Cubs have split the series with the Braves so far, 1-1. Both games were decided by one run. Tonight, look for the Cubs to get a good pitching outing.
Veteran Jon Lester (3-1, 2.66 ERA) will take the mound tonight against the Braves. Lester has not faced the Braves lineup this season. If Lester is going to get the win, he must stay poised to start the game.
The Atlanta Braves took a one run loss against the Cubs in their second straight meeting. To start the season, the Braves are arguably the most surprising team in the majors. Atlanta could be a problem later in the season during the pennant chase.
The Braves will turn to Michael Soroka (1-1, 3.68 ERA). Soroka has not faced the Cubs yet this season. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in his only home start this year. San Francisco touched him up in his only home start of the year, losing 4-3.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.
- CHC are 40-15 in their last 56 Thu. games.
- ATL are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- Over is 7-3 in ATL last 10 on grass.
- CHC are 17-6 in the last 23 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
The Chicago Cubs are the more experienced veteran team in this series. Look for the Cubs to try and take an early lead against the Braves at home. If Atlanta can play well at SunTrust, this one could get ugly. Expect the Braves to get the best of Lester. Take the Braves for the home win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 9
The Cubs are going to score runs against Soroka. Chicago’s talented lineup, should score five runs or more. Atlanta will be the team doing most of the scoring. Take the over when selecting the run total for this game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 8 – Chicago 6
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