Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (8-5) at Chicago Cubs (6-7)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Sean Newcomb (1-1) (4.36) vs. J Quintana (1-1) (4.50)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -195 / Atlanta Braves +182 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Saturday afternoon MLB brings us the Atlanta Braves visiting Wrigley Field to face the Chicago Cubs.
The Atlanta Braves rode outstanding work on the mound and a 5th inning offensive burst to upend the Cubs 4-0 on Friday. Atlanta starter Anibal Sanchez gave up three hits and struck out six over six frames to pick up the win.
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The Braves racked up 12 hits and walked five times with Preston Tucker leading the way with a three run homer while Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis had two hits each and a run. Sean Newcomb draws Saturday’s starting assignment versus the Chicago Cubs. Newcomb was at his best last time out in a 4-0 win at Coors Field where he allowed five hits and struck out nine in six frames.
The Chicago Cubs are still searching for consistency in the early going and will have to wait another day to begin following Friday’s defeat. Chicago starter Yu Darvish was charged with all four runs on nine hits and four free passes to fall to 0-1.
The Cubs were limited to four hits and a walk with Ian Happ going 2-4 with a double and single while Kris Bryant and Tommy La Stella posted singles. Left hander Jose Quintana get the ball against Atlanta on Saturday who he last saw in 2016. Quintana comes off of a 3-0 victory at Milwaukee where he gave up three hits and two BB over six innings
Over is 8-2-1 in Atlanta last 11 Saturday games and Atlanta are 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games and Atlanta are 4-9 in their last 13 road games. Chicago Cubs are 11-5 in their last 16 Saturday games and are 7-1 in Quintana’s last 8 home starts and are 8-3 in Quintana’s last 11 starts. Atlanta are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago and over is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings in Chicago.
I suppose it’s asking for a lot for Atlanta to win back to back games at Wrigley but something small on the Braves or walk away is how I see this…