Cubs vs Braves Picks and Prediction – 5/15/2024

By: Jake Allmann |

Last Updated: 05/14/2024 at 9:30 PM ET

Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves 05/15/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/15/2024, 11:20 PM UTC
Latest Odds: N/A

Cubs vs Braves Prediction

In tonight's clash at Truist Park, the Atlanta Braves (25-13, 14-4 home) host the Chicago Cubs (24-18, 11-12 away) in a pitching matchup featuring Charlie Morton for the Braves against Javier Assad of the Cubs. Both pitchers boast undefeated records and impressive ERAs, setting the stage for a tightly contested battle. The Cubs look to avenge Monday’s 2-0 loss to the Braves, making this matchup one to watch. Elevate your MLB game with our top-notch MLB picks.

The Cubs, holding a solid record, are showcasing toughness on the road. Assad's stellar performance this season, with a 1.70 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over 42.1 innings, makes him a significant asset tonight. Despite the recent loss to the Braves, the Cubs have shown competitive spirit, as evident in mixed results over the last five games, including tight contests against the Pirates.

Offensively, Chicago is powered by Christopher Morel, who leads with 9 home runs and 27 RBIs, though his .223 average shows room for improvement. Nico Hoerner has been a consistent hitter, maintaining a .269 batting average and getting on base at a decent clip. The team's overall batting average sits at .237, with a slugging percentage of .388, reflecting a need for more consistent power hitting.

The Braves enter this game with a formidable home record and a slight edge in the season series. Charlie Morton, with a 3.14 ERA and striking out 40 over 43 innings, promises to challenge the Cubs' hitters. Atlanta's offensive strength is highlighted by Marcell Ozuna, who boasts a .329 average and 40 RBIs, paired with 12 home runs, marking him as a critical threat.

The Braves' overall team performance is robust, with a batting average of .255 and a slugging percentage of .414. The pitching staff has excelled with a team ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.20, slightly better than the Cubs, suggesting a slight edge in pitching efficiency.

Our Free MLB Pick for Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs

Cubs vs Braves Pick

Given the pitching success on both sides, this game is expected to be low-scoring, but the Braves' superior offensive and home-field advantage tip the scales in their favor. Atlanta's ability to perform under pressure, coupled with Ozuna's hot bat and Morton's reliability on the mound, should prove too much for the Cubs. Final Score Prediction: Atlanta Braves win 3-1.

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