The Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs will wrap up their series from Atlanta tonight. All odds for all pro sports can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Braves will be looking to salvage a series split tonight versus the Cubs. They have lost two of their last three games versus the lowly Cubs and yesterday Randall Delgado did not have enough on the mound and notched his ninth loss of the season. Mike Minor who won his last game, but has pitched dreadful all season will take the mound tonight. He is pitching to a 6.20 ERA in 85 innings of work.
The Cubs have the worst record in baseball which is why it is an accomplishment that they will achieve a split at worst in this series. They were led on Wednesday by the pitching of Paul Maholm who has allowed just one run in six innings of work. The Cubs will send Matt Garza to the mound tonight who has seen his numbers plummet from playing on a not so good team.
Atlanta is 1-5 in their last six games as a home favorite, 12-5 in their last 17 Thursday games, and 1-4 in Minor’s last five home starts. Chicago is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 5-23 in their last 28 road games against a left handed starter, and 1-6 in Garza’s last seven road starts.
The Braves have been hot and cold all season and right now even though they’re on a cold streak we expect them to beat the Cubs. Take the Braves and as a moneyline favorite at home but before doing so read a sports book review.