Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Prediction MLB Picks 5/13/24

Atlanta Braves (24-12) vs Chicago Cubs (24-17)

Game Info: Monday, May 13, 2024 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Reynaldo Lopez (2-1) (1.53) vs Shota Imanaga (5-0) (1.08)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -154 / Chicago Cubs +129 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Prediction for this MLB Game on Monday, May 13th at the Truist Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Cbs recent form and recent player performance 

-The Braves recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Atlanta

-Recent betting trends in games played between Chicago and Atlanta

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cubs and Braves. 

Cubs Should Be Talked About More

The Cubs should really be talked about more and they come into this game with a 24-17 record overall. On Sunday, it was a close battle, but the Cubs were able to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4. Christopher Morel hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Cubs are averaging 4.76 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.31 runs per game. The offense is ranked 10th in the league while the pitching is ranked 15th. Getting the start for the Cubs will be Shota Imanaga who sits with a 5-0 record and an ERA of 1.08. In his last start against the San Diego Padres, he went seven innings giving up seven hits and two runs. 

Braves Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Braves are looking to bounce back after the offense wasn’t good enough on Sunday. The Braves scored only three runs and they ended up losing by a run. Marcell Ozuna did have a strong game finishing with two hits and driving in two RBIs. Outside of Ozuna though, they didn’t find much success against the New York Mets. The Braves are averaging 4.19 runs while thier pitching is giving up 3.73 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 7th.

Lopez Needs to Be Good

Getting the start for the Braves will be Reynaldo Lopez, who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 1.53. In his last start against the Boston Red Sox he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and two runs. Two starts ago against the Seattle Mariners he went five innings giving up six hits and three runs. 

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Braves' last seven games against NL Central opponents.
  • Michael Harris has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last 13 night games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Michael Harris has recorded at least one total base in each of the Braves' last 13 night games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jarred Kelenic has hit a home run in each of his three previous appearances against the Cubs after playing the previous day.
  • Marcell Ozuna has recorded at least one Single in 15 of the Braves' last 16 games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Ozzie Albies has recorded a Double in five of his last six home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Austin Riley has scored at least one run in each of the Braves' last nine night games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Marcell Ozuna ranks T2nd in the league in Home Runs (12) this season.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Cody Bellinger has hit a home run in each of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one RBI in 10 of his last 11 appearances.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded two or more total bases in eight of his nine previous appearances with his team as an underdog against the Braves.
  • Shota Imanaga has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last three appearances.
  • Seiya Suzuki has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight road appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one hit in each of his 12 previous appearances with the Cubs as underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Shota Imanaga has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded a Double in three of the Cubs' last four games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 11 appearances with the Cubs as underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Shota Imanaga ranks 1st amongst qualified players for Earned Run Average (1.08) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Atlanta Braves rank 1st in the league for runs allowed this season (138).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank T3rd in the league for hits allowed this season (288).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank T4th in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 4th in the league for walks this season (157).

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Prediction

The Cubs are going to get the job done here. The Braves' offense struggled on Sunday and they are going to really struggle again here. Imanaga is getting the start for the Cubs, and he currently sits with an ERA of 1.08. Imanaga is going to step up here, and the Braves' offense is going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Braves won’t be keeping up. Back the Cubs. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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