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2021 MLB Handicapping
(10-13) Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Atlanta Braves (11-12)
Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Adbert Alzolay vs TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
The Chicago Cubs are set to take the field against the Atlanta Braves in what should be a very interesting matchup for betters. Of course, you might not make the kind of money you would on a bigger game, but this can still be a lucrative game to capitalize on.
The Chicago Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 games and 5-5 in their last 10 matchups. As if that wasn’t enough to make you want to avoid this team at all costs, consider the fact that their scoring record is 23-25 in that last 5 game run.
Not only does it show how much the Cubs are struggling on defense right now, but it also shows that consistency isn’t exactly their strong suit either. Keep in mind that this team was shut out 2 times during this 5 game stretch, including a 5-0 decimation by the Atlanta Braves earlier in the week.
The Cubs will also have Adbert Alzolay on the mound for the Cubs, who has a 0-2 record as a starter but also grabbed seven outs in four innings versus the Brewers.
The Atlanta Braves are 3-2 in their last 5 matchups, but that isn’t the whole story. While that record does include 2 games over the Chicago Cubs, the Braves were also shutout two times by the Arizona Diamondbacks during the same period.
If nothing else, this raises questions about the Brave’s offensive and defensive prowess, which could end up being a problem in this upcoming matchup. It might even be enough to cause an upset that will set the Braves back for quite a while.
Then again, the Braves just pitched a shutout against the Cubs a few days ago, which was led by Ian Anderson, who only allowed 1 hit in seven innings. Whether Anderson plays Thursday night or not remains to be seen, but has proven to be one of the Braves’ most effective weapons
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Chicago Cubs are 2-6 in away games so far this season
- The Braves are 6-6 in home games this season
- The Chicago Cubs are 1-4 in their last 5 games
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
It’s no secret that too many factors are working against the Cubs for them to win a straight-up bet. You also have to consider that this game might not even end up being close, which makes an against-the-spread bet a little dicey as well. Finally, the over/under is a bit of a mixed bag, but we will discuss that in a moment.
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The first factor to consider is the fact that the Braves haven’t announced a pitcher yet. Not only does that give the Cubs a lot of situations they need to prepare for, but it could also make for a chaotic situation on game day.
For example, if the Braves were to use Charlie Martin, who gave up 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 BB, and 6 strikeouts. If they do end up starting Martin on Thursday, you might have a good chance of hitting the over. If they go with Ian Anderson however, it could be another dominating shutout for Cubs.
Lastly, let’s consider the fact that conditioning is going to be top of mind as these two teams play 4 games in 4 days. That means this game is going to come down to who the pitcher is and which team has more depth to it
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