Cubs at Braves 5/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 7:35 PM EST
May. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : CHC -120 Total 9.5
The Atlanta Braves will host the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday for game three of this four game series. The Braves are 6-4 over their last ten games and beat the Cubs 6-5 on Monday. Atlanta is 25-15 on the season and are the top team in the NL East. The Braves are 8-7 at home .
Brandon McCarthy will make his 9th start of the season for the Braves. McCarthy is 4-2 on the season with 40.1 innings pitched. McCarthy had 30 strikeouts and carries a 5.58 ERA.
The Chicago Cubs lost their second straight game on Monday. Chicago is 21-17 on the season and are 4th the NL Central. The Cubs are 5-5 over their last ten games and are 8-9 on the road.
Tyler Chatwood will climb the hill for his 8th start of the season. Chatwood is 3-3 on the season with 37.2 innings pitched. Chatwood has 38 strikeouts and carries a 3.35 ERA.
Recent Betting Trends:
Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Braves are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
Over is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 on grass.
Under is 5-1-1 in Braves last 7 Wednesday games.
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves +110
Atlanta is playing good baseball this season and are a valuable home underdog in this game. Chicago holds a losing road record and this is a tough trip to Atlanta for them. The Braves ranks 1st in the MLB with 9.6 hits per game and 2nd in the league in the runs category. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-3.