Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Las Vegas Odds & MLB Expert Picks
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
by Aengus Moorehead

Chicago Cubs Look to Continue Dominance Against Atlanta

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Las Vegas Odds & MLB Expert Picks

Chicago Cubs (22-17) vs
Atlanta Braves (25-16)

Time: 7:35 PM ET
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Where: SunTrust Park, Cumberland, Georgia
Watch on: ESPN+, WGN, FS Southeast
Odds: Chi. Cubs -110
Total O/U: 9½u (-120)

The Chicago Cubs will attempt to maintain their winning form and will look to collect back-to-back victories as they get ready to resume hostilities with the Atlanta Braves. The two NL rivals are scheduled to compete in the third contests of their four-game series set to be broadcasted on the ESPN+ network Wednesday night at 7:35 p.m. ET and live from SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Cubs have dominated the rivalry winning 8 of the last 11 contest.

The Braves, who are in the midst of a six-game home stand, enter this contest as a -110/-110 favorites, according to MyBookie Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 9½ runs. RH Tyler Chatwood (3-3, 3.35 ERA) will attempt to notch back-to-back victories as he takes the mound for the Cubs while RH Brandon McCarthy (4-2, 5.58 ERA) will look to snap a two-game losing streak as he gets the call for the Braves.

Chatwood, who is tied in the league with 32 free passes, was wild again in his last start but he was able to minimize the damage as he received plenty of run support. The 28-year old allowed 2 runs across 3 hits with 5 walks and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings in an 11-2 win against the White Sox back on Friday. The California native, who has issued 5 or more walks in 5 of his 7 starts, is 2-2 with a 6.56 ERA in 5-career starts against the Braves.

McCarthy, who went 4-0 with a 3.09 ERA in his first six starts in which he went at least five innings without allowing more than three runs, has struggled mightily in his last two outings. The 34-year old was tagged for a combined fourteen runs on 23 hits and three homeruns with three walks in 8 1/3 innings in two losses. The California native is 2-1 with a stellar 1.21 ERA in 4-career starts against the Cubs.

Pitching Matchup:
Cubs: RH Tyler Chatwood (3-3, 3.35 ERA)
Braves: RH Brandon McCarthy (4-2, 5.58)

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
907 Chi. Cubs - Chatwood
-135
908 Atlanta - McCarthy
+115
  Total
 
 
Chicago Cubs
 
Atlanta Braves
22-17
Won 1
3
5.33
3.95
3.44
7-4
15-13
21-14
1-3
17-21-1
1.38
-$201.00
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
Offense
Defense
Team ERA
vs LHP
vs RHP
Fave
Dog
O/U Record
Diff
Money
25-16
Lost 1
2
5.39
4.02
3.53
8-3
17-13
9-8
16-8
20-18-3
1.37
$1,280.00

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Trends & Predictions

Chi. Cubs:
Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Chi Cubs is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Atlanta
Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games when playing on the road against Atlanta

Atlanta:
Atlanta is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

The result:
Chi. Cubs 5, Atlanta 2.

Aengus Moorehead MLB Predictions: Chi. Cubs -110
Total O/U: Under 9½ (-120)
MLB Record:
May, 2018: 68-48   /   +8.97 Units
April, 2018: 55-35   /   +13.05 Units

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atlanta braves - brandon mccarthy - chicago cubs - tyler chatwood

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