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Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24 MLB Betting Picks

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24 – As the MLB season continues to unfold, the upcoming matchup between the Chicago Cubs (23-16) and the Atlanta Braves (23-12) is generating significant attention among fans and bettors alike. Scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2024, this game pits two of the top teams in their respective divisions against each other at Truist Park. As you plan your bets, visiting top casino sites might give you an edge with additional insights and odds.

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24

When:Monday, May 13, 2024 at 7:20 PM ET
Where:Truist Park

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24

O 8 -120
O 8 -120
U 8 -108
U 8 -108
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As the odds are yet to be determined, keeping an eye on how they evolve could provide crucial insights into how the oddsmakers view the match-up based on player availability, recent form, and historical performances.

Shota Imanaga (5-0, 1.08 ERA) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (2-1, 1.53 ERA)

Shota Imanaga, who is a player for the Chicago Cubs, has an outstanding conquest record this season with a 1.08 ERA and 0.82 WHIP over 41.2 IP. Such excellent control of his is proved by the number of walks (5), far less than the strikes-outs (43). Imanaga’s ability to keep the home runs and batters hitting down defines his supremacy in the mound. This will be his trump card as he goes through the Braves, who are famous for their mighty lineup.

On the other hand, Reynaldo Lopez has posted 2-1 results and 1.5.3 ERA for the Braves. On the other hand, his WHIP of 1.13 is not too far and he had managed to hit 10 over 35.1 innings. The most jittery point for him is that his higher walk rate may be a problem against the disciplined Cubs lineup. Lopez’s performance of striking out batters under the pressure circumstances in a game which seems to have a very high degree of intensity will be very important.

The Cubs’ Calculated Contact

The Cubs head into this game with a collective batting average of .237 and an OBP of .316, statistics that show that they might not be as consistent as they’d need to be at the plate but also that they are capable of reaching base several times. So far they hit 41 home runs and scored 181 runs and we are covered. This team can make the most of their opportunities when they appear. While they slugged at .391, this is not their elite but enough to scare mainly because Imanaga gave this start.

Braves’ Aggressive Approach

Atlanta had a better batting average with .256 and an on base percentage with .325, which means their lineup is a bit more consistent in hitting and has good plate discipline compared to the Chicago’s. Their .420 slugging number that they got proves that they know how to hit the ball deep. Adopting this aggressive bunting tactic, along with offering Lopez’s pitches effectiveness, can be an edge for them even if the Cubs’ starter would fail.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Chicago Cubs are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Cubs are 13-7 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Cubs’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 8 of Cubs’ 19 last games at home

Atlanta Braves Betting Trends

Braves are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Atlanta Braves are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Braves are 9-9 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Braves’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 6 of Braves’ 17 last games at home

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Picks

Given the statistical strengths and recent forms of both teams, this game is expected to be closely contested. The pitching matchup slightly favors the Cubs, thanks to Imanaga’s exceptional form. However, the Braves’ stronger batting could level the playing field, especially if Lopez can manage his walks and limit base runners.

In conclusion, this game could potentially lean towards a low-scoring affair, considering the prowess of both starting pitchers. Betting on the under might be wise, if the total is set reasonably high. For baseball free predictions, a close game is anticipated, but with the Cubs’ slight edge in pitching, they could emerge as the more favorable pick.

Score Prediction: Cubs 4, Braves 3.