Cubs vs Braves Prediction - MLB Picks 9/26/23
Atlanta Braves (100-56) vs Chicago Cubs (82-74)
Game Info: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)
Bryce Elder (12-4) (3.63) vs Justin Steele (16-5) (3.32)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -143 / Chicago Cubs +129 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Sun Trust Park.
Cubs Really Need Series Sweep
If the playoffs ended today, the Cubs would be in, but the Marlins and Reds still have a chance behind them and that makes every game extra important with only a week left. Over the weekend the Cubs faced off against the Colorado Rockies and they were able to secure a series sweep. The Cubs pitching only gave up six runs total. The Cubs are averaging 5.07 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.43 runs per game. On the mound for the Cubs will be Justin Steele who sits with a 16-5 record and an ERA of 3.00. In his last start against the Pirates he went three innings giving up eight hits and six runs.
Braves Coming Off Series Victory
The Braves look like World Series contenders again this season and they won three of the games against the Washington Nationals. On Sunday the Braves offense scored eight runs on the way to the victory. The Braves are averaging 5.83 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.35 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. On the mound for the Braves will Bryce Elder who sits with a 12-4 record and an ERA of 3.63. In his last start against the Phillies he went 3.2 innings giving up three hits and four runs.
Shane’s Free Pick
There is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Edler has struggled heading into this game and it’s going to be no different again in this game. Steele in his last start gave up six runs and he’s going to really struggle again in this game. Both of these offenses are going to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to go over the total.