Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Online Baseball Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s online baseball betting action is just kicking off. Thursday’s action offers a plethora of matchups to wager on. However, tonight’s Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves might be one of the more interesting matchups on deck. The Cubs had a disastrous start to the season and are hoping they can bounce back on the road tonight. The Braves didn’t look that great in their opening series versus the Phillies but are making the most of this one against Chicago. So what can players learning how to bet on sports expect on the diamond tonight?
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves – Thursday, April 4th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Online NBA Betting Odds:
The Cubs crawl into tonight’s matchup flashing a meager 1-4 record that ranks them 4th overall in the NC Central. Seeing as how the Milwaukee Brewers wasted no time in claiming the division with their 6-1 record, it’s clear that Chicago has already begun to fall down the divisional ladder. Despite wielding the best batting average in the MLB, the Cubs just can’t find ways to win their matchups. And while their offense has been doing all they can to give them an edge, their defense has been crippling them from underneath.
At the present time Chicago ranks 29th in ERA with an average of 6.75, 30th with their 2.01 WHIP and their .293 BAA ranks them 28th overall in the league. Those numbers are pretty pitiful and are undoubtedly the culprit for Chicago’s slow start. To help turn things around, the Cubs will be sticking with Yu Darvish tonight. However, there’s no telling if Darvish, who has a 10.13 ERA through just 2.2 innings pitched is the man for the job.
Players to Watch: Javier Baez (2 HR, 6 RBI, .304 BA), Kris Bryant (1 HR, 4 RBI, .238 BA), and Jason Heyward (0 HR, 3 RBI, .286 BA).
The Braves charge into tonight’s contest flashing a 2-3 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the NL East. Currently the division is led by the New York Mets and their 5-1 record on the season. So will Atlanta be able to make a push for the No. 1 spot in the division? All things considered, they should be able to if they make the most out of the series with Chicago. Having already won Games 1 & 2, it comes as no surprise to see the odds favor Atlanta here. However, the favoritism is rather small for a team that won Game 1 8-0 and Game 2 6-4. To help ensure they come out on top, Atlanta will be sending Max Fried to the mound tonight, who has a 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Players to Watch: Nick Markakis (0 HR, 1 RBI, .211 BA), Ozzie Albies (1 HR, 2 RBI, .500 BA), and Josh Donaldson (0 HR, 0 RBI, .222 BA).
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Predictions
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves matchup? All things considered, the Braves are the only way to bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 6-1 Atlanta.