The Atlanta Braves (37-27) travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs (23-40) on Friday afternoon. The Braves head into this battle red-hot, winning 14 straight games. On the flip side, Chicago is on a 10-game losing streak. Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA) is on the hill for Atlanta. Keegan Thompson (6-2, 3.67 ERA) starts for Chicago.
The first pitch is set for 2:20 p.m. ET. Atlanta is the -175 moneyline favorite (risk $180 to win $100) in the latest Braves vs. Cubs odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Chicago is a +155 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Cubs vs. Braves picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 55-42 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 10 weeks, returning over $600 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Braves vs. Cubs and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model’s MLB picks. Here are several MLB odds and trends for Cubs vs. Braves:
- Braves vs. Cubs moneyline: Atlanta -175, Chicago +155
- Braves vs. Cubs run-line: Atlanta -1.5 (-110)
- Braves vs. Cubs over-under: 8.5 runs
- Braves vs. Cubs tickets: See tickets at StubHub
- ATL: Braves are 4-0 in their last four Friday games
- CHC: Under is 5-2 in Cubs’ last seven games as an underdog
Featured Game | Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves
Why you should back the Braves
Third baseman Austin Riley is having a good start to the campaign. Riley has a solid throwing arm from the corner and delivers the ball with accuracy. The 2021 World Series champion owns outstanding power with run-producing abilities. Riley is tied for second in the MLB in home runs (18) and has 39 RBIs. On June 15, he went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs.
First baseman Matt Olson brings a calming presence to the batter’s box. Olson has the power to rack up homers and drive in runs. He’s also a reliable defender as he’s a two-time Gold Glove winner. The 2021 All-Star is batting .248 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs. He’s recorded a hit in five of his last six games.
Why you should back the Cubs
Center fielder Ian Happ is a dependable switch-hitter for Chicago. Happ has terrific instincts and exceptional hands on both sides of the game. The 27-year-old is playing superb baseball lately. He’s batting .377 with two home runs and five RBIs during the month of June. On June 15, he went 3-for-4 with three singles.
Third baseman Patrick Wisdom plays stout defense and displays superb reaction time on the diamond. Wisdom has home-run power and run-producing abilities in the middle of the lineup. The 30-year-old is tied for second on the team in home runs (12) and RBI (31). On June 14, he was 2-for-4 with two singles.
How to make Braves vs. Cubs picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 9.6 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
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