Braves at Cubs 6/24/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs
MLB: 8:05 PM EST
Jun. 24, 2019
Latest Odds : CHC -115 O/U 8.5
On Monday, the Atlanta Braves visit Wrigley Field to open a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs. The Braves defeated the Washington Nationals on Saturday 13-9. Dansby Swanson’s three-run homer broke a tie during the eighth inning and Freddie Freeman knocked in five runs as Atlanta rallied from a deficit of four-runs to beat Washington.
Chicago lost its second straight after falling to the New York Mets on Saturday 10-2. In the loss, Jason Heyward had three hits. Jose Quintana fell to 4-7 after allowing nine hits and nine runs over just 4 1/3 innings. The southpaw gave up three home runs and is 0-6 in his last 6 decisions.
Freddie Freeman is leading the Braves with a .318 batting average, in home runs with 21, RBIs with 61 and in hits with 95. Atlanta hitters are averaging .267 at the plate, while opposing batters are averaging .250. On Monday, the Braves will send Julio Teheran to the mound. The right-hander is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.40, 79 Ks and 43 BBs.
Willson Contreras is leading Chicago with a .290 batting average, while Javier Baez leads in hits with 84. Anthony Rizzo is the team leader in home runs with 19 and RBIs with 53. Chicago is averaging .251 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .246. On Monday, the Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound. The lefthander is 6-5 with an ERA of 4.13, 75 Ks and 18 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Atlanta is 6-0 in its last 6 versus a left-handed starter
The OVER has cashed in 20 of the Braves last 28
Chicago is 17-5 in its last 22 at home versus an opponent with a winning record
The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Cubs last 4
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves +105
Atlanta has won 4 of the last 5 head-to-head with Chicago, each of the last 4 starts for Teheran on the road versus the Cubs, and 8 of right-hander’s last 9 starts overall versus Chicago. The Braves have won 12 of their last 15 overall, 8 of the last 10 versus an opponent with a winning record and each of the last 6 versus a left-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-3.