Braves vs Cubs Odds and Picks (June 18)

Braves vs Cubs Odds and Picks (June 18)

Braves vs Cubs Odds

Jun 17, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs designated hitter Willson Contreras (C) celebrates with third baseman Christopher Morel (L) and left fielder Rafael Ortega (R) teams win against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves are -170 road favorites over the Chicago Cubs in a National League afternoon game slated for Saturday, June 18
Chicago’s 1-0 victory over Atlanta on Friday ended the Cubs’ 10-game losing skid, as well as the Braves’ 14-game winning streak
All of the Braves vs Cubs odds, picks, predictions and best bets are assessed in the story below

By beating the Atlanta Braves (37-28, 17-14 away) 1-0 on Friday, the Chicago Cubs (24-40, 12-24 away) halted a pair of streaks. First, there was the end to their own 10-game losing slide. Second, Atlanta’s 14-game win streak was also subsided.

The Braves lost for the first time in June. Oddsmakers aren’t projecting this outcome to be the beginning of a new trend. It’s Atlanta that’s been set as the -170 for Saturday’s game between the two clubs. The Braves haven’t lost back-to-back games straight up since May 30-31.

First pitch for Saturday’s game at Wrigley Field is set for 2:20pm ET. The weather forecast for Chicago is calling for sunny skies, 14 mph wind and a temperature of 66 degrees.

Braves vs Cubs Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Atlanta Braves
-170
OFF
OFF
Chicago Cubs
+150
OFF
OFF

Odds as of June 17th at Caesars Sportsbook

At odds of -170, the Braves are offering an implied probability of victory of 62.96% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Atlanta would deliver a payout of $15.90.

In the NL Division odds, the Braves are the second betting choice to win the NL East at +310. Odds of +8000 are available on the Cubs to win the NL Central. The MLB pennant odds show the Braves at +550 and the Cubs at +40000 to win the NL flag.

Atlanta vs Chicago Probable Pitchers

Right-hander Kyle Wright is setting career highs across the board this season. He’d only won two games in four big-league seasons prior to this one.

Atlanta’s 2017 first round draft pick is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in three June starts. Wright has worked at least six innings in seven of his past nine starts.

Kyle Wright, Disgusting 85mph Curveball. 🤮 pic.twitter.com/Ho1FBbsHdQ

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 12, 2022

On April 28, Wright allowed three hits and one earned run over seven innings, getting the decision in a 5-1 win over the Cubs. The righty is 1-0 with a 2.28 ERA in two starts facing the Cubbies.

At Wrigley Field, Wright’s made one start. He didn’t figure in decision and allowed two earned runs in 4.1 innings for a 4.15 ERA. He’s 4-1 with a 2.23 ERA in 10 career day-game appearances, including eight starts.

Wright vs Steele

7-3
Record
1-5
2.57
ERA
4.33
3.31
xERA
3.24
1.03
WHIP
1.46
3.20
SO/W Ratio
1.92

Lefty Justin Steele tossed five innings of shutout ball on April 9 and got the win in a 9-0 verdict over the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s made 11 starts since that day and is 0-5 with a 4.78 ERA.

His last two starts have proven to be hard-luck affairs for Steele. He’s hurled successive games of seven innings pitched and one earned run allowed. But he didn’t figure in either decision – a 5-3 loss to the St Louis Cardinals and 4-1 setback against the San Diego Padres.

Justin Steele threw 77 pitches.
Justin Steele threw 60 strikes.

7 IP / 3 K / 1 R / 0 BB pic.twitter.com/kxASUGe7Rr

— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) June 14, 2022

Steele is 1-3 with a 3.26 ERA in six Wrigley Field starts this season. He’s 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA in five day-game starts. This will be his first career appearance against the Braves.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Cubs Batters
Batting Average vs Wright
Braves Batters
Batting Average vs Steele
Wilson Contreras
.250
Ronald Acuna Jr
.000
Yan Gomes
.000
Orlando Arcia
.000
Ian Happ
.400
William Contreras
.000
Jason Heyward
.500
Adam Duvall
.000
PJ Higgins
.000
Phil Gosselin
.000
Nico Hoerner
.000
Michael Harris II
.000
Christopher Morel
.000
Guillermo Heredia
.000
Rafael Ortega
.333
Matt Olson
.000
Frank Schwindel
.000
Marcell Ozuna
.000
Andrelton Simmons
.000
Austin Riley
.000
Jonathan Villar
.200
Dansby Swanson
.000
Patrick Wisdom
.000
Travis d’Arnaud
.000

The Cubs’ Wilson Contreras is just 1-for-4 (.250) against Wright but that one hit was a solo homer. Jason Heyward is 2-for-4 (.500) and Ian Happ is 2-for-5 (.400). Rafael Ortega is 1-for-3 (.333).

Wilson Contreras (11) pic.twitter.com/c9jrqwwjef

— Cubs Home Runs (@Cubslongballs) June 15, 2022

Dansby Swanson is the only Braves batter who’s faced Steele. He’s 0-for-1.

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Braves vs Cubs Prediction

The Braves and Cubs have alternated victories over their past five meetings. If that MLB betting trend continues, it’s Atlanta’s turn to win.

Among National League clubs, only the Washington Nationals (11) have won fewer home games than Chicago (12). The Cubs have posted consecutive home victories just twice this season.

Atlanta hasn’t lost back-to-back games at Wrigley since Sept. 1-2, 2017.

Pick: Atlanta Braves ML (-170)

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An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.

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