In this baseball matchup, we get to see two teams that have great reputation with a lousy start. Yes, we are talking about the Atlanta Braves taking on the Chicago Cubs who will be playing at Wrigley Field. However, this matchup should be exciting as we have two teams in need of redemption. Thus, sports handicappers give you their Braves vs Cubs Betting Pick which is bound to be full of action!
According to latest sports news, both teams are below .500 and rank 4 in their division. However, this will be a close matchup with the Atlanta Braves a -124 Money Line. Despite a slow start, both teams look good on paper which is why we predict an eventful game.
Braves vs Cubs Betting Prediction and Analysis for 4/16/2021
There was a lot of hype at the beginning of the season for the Atlanta Braves. However, they have not met these expectations after a 3 straight game losing streak to the Marlins. According to sports betting websites, the series against the Marlins has put them in a bind and they really need a win against Chicago.
Last night, the Braves were barely able to win against the Marlins with a final score of 7-6. However, many baseball betting fans believe it was too little, too late. At the moment, the Braves have only been doing well thanks to Ronald Acuna Jr. who has been doing very well this season. This is because he is currently hitting at .442 with 7 home runs.
On the other hand, the Chicago Cubs are not doing so well either. This is because their last their last game had them lose to the Brewers in a 0-7 shutout. Thus, they now have a 5-7 record and the main advantage they will have in this game is that they are coming off fresh against the Braves.
In addition, the Cubs batting lineup looks pretty good on paper despite having one the worst offensive record this season. However, despite having a 4.37 team ERA, they are going against an opponent hitting .225. Furthermore, the Cubs’ pitchers have struck out 120 batters with a .163 average and only 59 hits.
Braves vs Cubs Betting Pick
Game time: 04/16/2021 at 2:20 PM EDT
Bet on the Chicago Cubs at +120
Both teams are struggling this year which makes it a tough matchup to predict. However, the Braves are hitting better than the Cubs which could be advantageous to them. Despite having a worst pitching team this season, the matchup is more or less even.
While it is true that Smyly had several strike-out this season, he also gave up many homers and hard-hit balls. This presents several opportunities for the Cubs to win. Therefore, we predict the Cubs will win 3-2.