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The Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs open up a three game series tonight. How will this game play out? Matt McCuen provides his Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs prediction and betting picks.
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Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Betting Picks, and Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs will meet from the Windy City tonight.

Tonight will be game one of the series.

Braves vs. Cubs Date, Time, and Where to Watch

  • Date: May 21, 2024
  • Start Time: 7:40 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TBS

Braves vs. Cubs Odds

  • Spread: Braves -1 (-109), Cubs +1 (-114)
  • Total Odds: O 10 (-109), U 10 (-105)
  • Moneyline Odds: Braves (-125), Cubs (+110)

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction

It was a nail-biting doubleheader as the Braves split the series with the San Diego Padres yesterday, a game that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Atlanta knows they should have swept that doubleheader as they blew a 5-1 lead in the eighth inning.

This split pushed the Braves' record to 27-17.

The game-two win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Braves.

Atlanta begins play five games behind the Phillies in the NL East.

The Braves are 5-5 over their last ten games.

Marcel Ozuna has enjoyed an all-star level season leading the Braves, hitting .327 with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs.

Atlanta is still waiting on Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson to get going.

Acuna Jr. is hitting .253 with three home runs and 13 runs batted in.

Olson is batting .230 with just six home runs.

Veteran Charlie Morton will toe the rubber tonight. Morton is 3-1 with a 3.52 era.

The Cubs begin this game with a 26-22 record.

Chicago is currently in second place in the NL Central.

This Cubs team believes they have the talent to win the division and make some noise in the playoffs.

Chicago is 4-6 over its last ten games.

They will attempt to snap a modest one-game losing streak tonight.

Second baseman Nico Hoerner leads the squad with a batting average of .269.

Third baseman Christopher Morel has blasted a team-best nine home runs while driving in 33 runs.

Mike Tauchman leads the Cubs with an OBP of .372.

Mexico native Javier Assad will be tasked with shutting down this Braves lineup tonight. Assad has been outstanding this year, with a perfect 4-0 record and an era of 1.49.

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Picks

Assad has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season.

He will continue to dominate vs. this Braves offense tonight.

Assad just pitched six scoreless innings vs the Braves on May 15th.

Morton has had a solid season and will limit the Chicago bats that have struggled as of late.

Let's stay hot on the diamond!

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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