Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves 04/28/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves 04/28/2021 – The struggling Cubs will enter their third game of a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves as they look forward to breaking their four-game losing streak. Atlanta Braves will remain at home as they try to continue their success at Truist Park in Cumberland, Georgia. Chicago Cubs are at the bottom of the NL Central Division play with a 10-13 record on the season. The Cubs are trailing the Reds and are three games behind the .500 mark. The Atlanta Braves have progressed further after winning 11 and dropping a dozen games this season. The Braves are holding the third spot and the MLB betting odds have been in their favor.
Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves 04/28/2021
The Chicago Cubs have a long way to go as they are yet to make up for their loss. Chicago lost their previous series against the Brewers with a 1-2 record. In their series opener against the Braves, the Cubs scored seven runs and gave up eight in return. Chicago is holding a batting clip of .211 with 147 hits. Overall, they have smashed 99 runs with 30 home runs. Kyle Hendricks will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Hendricks is holding a 1-2 record with an ERA of 5.68 on the season.
Players to watch: A. Rizzo 1B (GP 23, AB 77, R 13, H 17, 2B 4, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 8, TB 35, BB 15, SO 14, SB 3, AVG 0.221 OBP 0.34, SLG 0.455, OPS 0.795, WAR 0), J. Baez SS (GP 20, AB 77, R 12, H 18, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 17, TB 38, BB 1, SO 35, SB 5, AVG 0.234, OBP 0.272, SLG 0.494, OPS 0.765, WAR 0.5).
The Braves are one game behind the .500 mark and they seem to be getting back on track. Atlanta is trailing the New York Mets and is holding the same record as the Phillies. Last night, Atlanta went deep from the plate and smashed five runs to victory by restricting the Cubs to nothing. Atlanta has smashed 99 runs with a total of 30 home runs this season and is holding a batting clip of .219. Huascar Ynoa will take the nod in this game against the Braves. Ynoa is holding a 1-1 record with an ERA of 2.68.
Players to watch: M. Ozuna LF (GP 23, AB 86, R 7, H 16, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 10, TB 20, BB 12, SO 27, SB 0, AVG 0.186, OBP 0.293, SLG 0.233, OPS 0.525, WAR 0), D. Swanson SS (GP 23, AB 84, R 5, H 18, 2B 4, 3B 1, HR 2, RBI 7, TB 30, BB 6, SO 28, SB 1, AVG 0.214, OBP 0.283, SLG 0.357, OPS 0.64, WAR 0).
Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 20 games.
Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
The Cubs are weak with their offense and their pitching staff is not too strong either. The best oddsmaker is once again in favor of the Braves to win this game and cover the spread. Atlanta seems to be taking advantage of a weak Chicago squad.
Score Prediction: Braves 5, Cubs 3.