Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Odds, Preview & Picks (05/21/2024)

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Odds, Preview & Picks (05-21-2024)

So far this year, the Atlanta Braves are finding the Philadelphia Phillies a difficult team to overtake in the National League East. Along the same lines, the Chicago Cubs have not yet caught up to the Milwaukee Brewers. Still, the Braves are considered one of, if not the team to beat with the baseball betting odds in the National League. By contrast, the Cubs are not a proven club. However, Chicago does boast manager Craig Counsell, one of the best in the game. On Tuesday night, the Cubs will host the Braves on TBS in a potential playoff preview.

Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Information

Date and Time:Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:40 p.m. ET
Location:Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
TV Coverage:TBS
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Braves-1½ +12510½ EV-123
Cubs+1½ -14510½ -120+113
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Braves at Cubs SBG Betting Odds Analysis

So far this season, Atlanta is +34 against the moneyline and +259 against the runline. Atlanta is trending under the sportsbook total this season. By contrast, this season, The Cubs are +431 against the moneyline and -591 against the runline. Chicago is trending under the total this season.

Of course, Atlanta is one of the most popular teams with the betting public. But there is less square influence on the Braves’ road game prices.

Atlanta Braves Overview

Overall, the Atlanta Braves are 26-15 straight up and 13-26-2 over/under the total. Atlanta is 2nd in the National League East Division standings. Atlanta is four games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East Division race. Late on, the Braves have covered six out of their last nine games. The Braves have gone under the total in 11 of their previous 13 matchups.

To summarize, Atlanta has MLB metrics of 8th for runs production, 7th for OPS, and 20th for home runs. Additionally, Atlanta ranks 8th for earned run average, 9th for WHIP, 15th for quality starts, and 1st for fewest errors committed. Also, Atlanta ranks 5th for bullpen ERA.

Accordingly, Marcell Ozuna leads the Braves with 24 runs, 12 home runs, 41 RBIs, and 1.010 OPS.

Chicago Cubs Overview

In sum, the Chicago Cubs are 26-21 straight up and 20-25-2 over/under the total. Chicago is 2nd in the National League Central Division standings. Chicago is two games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central Division race. Late on, the Cubs have covered two out of their last six games. The Cubs have gone over the total in two of their previous seven matchups.

To summarize, Chicago has MLB metrics of 14th for runs production, 15th for OPS, and 12th for home runs. Additionally, Chicago ranks 11th for earned run average, 17th for WHIP, 18th for quality starts, and 24th for fewest errors committed. Also, Chicago ranks 21st for bullpen ERA.

Overall, Cody Bellinger leads the Cubs with 14 runs, seven home runs, 22 RBI, and a .831 OPS.

Braves at Cubs SBG Free Pick

Overall, the Braves beat the MLB odds in 13 of their last 20 games against the Cubs. Only six of the last 15 meetings between Atlanta and Chicago went over the total. Specifically at Wrigley Field, the Cubs got the money in four of their last six games against the Braves. Four of the last seven games between these teams in Chicago went over the total. In this situation, Atlanta offers more value as the quality away team.

Braves at Cubs SBG Best Bet: Atlanta Braves.

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