Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (8-5) at Chicago Cubs (6-7)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Teheran (0-1) (7.07) vs. T Chatwood (0-2) (4.91)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -170 / Atlanta Braves +160 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSSO
Coming up from historic Wrigley Field on Sunday, the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs will be finishing up their MLB series.
The Braves took the Friday opener of this set with a 4-0 victory. On Saturday, the Cubs evened it up with a 14-10 victory by scoring a whopping nine times in the eighth inning.
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For the Sunday game, the Braves will be wheeling out RHP Julio Teheran. In his 14.0 innings and 0-1 record this year, Teheran has a 7.07 ERA with 12 Ks and 10 BBs.
Coming into the weekend, Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson were the top Braves hitters, each with 19 hits and a combined 22 runs between them. On Saturday, Albies and Swanson stayed hot with six hits, six RBI and four runs combined.
As for the Cubs, they’ll be going with RHP Tyler Chatwood Sunday. In his 11.0 innings and 0-2 mark so far this season, Chatwood has a 4.91 ERA with 11 Ks and seven walks.
Chicago’s leading hitter entering the weekend was Kris Bryant with 17 hits, seven runs and eight RBI. In the Saturday game, Bryant managed a pair of hits and plated two runs.
The Braves are 4-0 in their last four in game three of a series and 6-2 in Teheran’s last eight starts in game three of a series. Atlanta is also 7-3 in Teheran’s last 10 starts and 2-5 in his last seven road starts.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 during game three of a series and the under is 7-1 in their last eight during game three of a series. The under is also 13-3-3 in the Cubs’ last 19 Sunday games and Chicago is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams.
This has been a pretty interesting series so far; the Braves have been better than expected in this young season and want to keep it going, while the Cubs are trying to find their proverbial groove. I like Teheran, but he’s had a few issues so far. I’ll take the Cubs.