Braves vs Cubs Odds, Lines and Spread (June 17)

Braves vs Cubs Odds, Lines and Spread (June 17)

Braves vs Cubs Odds

Apr 28, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) hits a single against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves are -175 away favorites over the Chicago Cubs in a National League afternoon game on Friday, June 17
Atlanta is unbeaten in June, going 14-0 straight up and 12-2 against the runline
All of the Braves vs Cubs odds and picks are analyzed in the story below

Like Will Ferrell’s character in Old School, the Atlanta Braves (37-27, 17-13 away) and Chicago Cubs (23-40, 11-24 home) have both gone streaking. However, they are streaking in opposite directions.

Atlanta has won 14 games in a row. That’s one shy of tying the longest winning streak by the franchise since 1900.

The Cubbies, on the other hand, are losers of 10 successive games. That’s the club’s longest losing skid since last August, when Chicago dropped 12 in a row.

Any surprise, then, that oddsmakers are going with the Braves as these two teams open a three-game weekend series? Atlanta is the -175 away favorite in the series opener. The Cubs are 1-9 against the runline during their losing skid.

First pitch for this Friday, June 17 game at Wrigley Field is set for 2:20pm ET. Clouds, 8 mph wind and a temperature of 82 degrees are in the weather forecast.

Braves vs Cubs Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Atlanta Braves
-175
-1.5 (-105)
O 8 (-110)
Chicago Cubs
+155
+1.5 (-115)
U 8 (-110)

Odds as of June 16th at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars promo codes.

 

 

At odds of -175, the Braves are offering an implied probability of victory of 63.64% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Atlanta would deliver a payout of $15.70.

In the NL Division odds, the Braves are the second betting choice to win the NL East at +250. 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

Veteran Braves right-hander Charlie Morton, who led the NL with 33 starts last season, will be taking the mound for the 13th time this season on Friday.  He has won his last three decisions and hasn’t suffered a defeat since May 3. He’s 2-3 with a 6.89 ERA in six road starts this season.

Charlie Morton, Vicious 82mph Curveball. 😤

3212 RPMs. 😯 10th K. pic.twitter.com/IlvChpxZZB

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 11, 2022

Morton faced the Cubs in Atlanta on April 27 and it didn’t go well. He lasted just 2.1 innings, allowing three earned runs and walking four against one strikeout. Morton didn’t factor in the decision as the Cubs beat the Braves 6-3.

Morton is 4-6 with a 5.48 ERA in 16 career starts against the Cubbies. At Wrigley, he’s 1-4 with a 6.41 ERA in seven starts.

Morton vs Thompson

4-3
Record
6-2
5.67
ERA
3.67
5.01
xERA
4.05
1.48
WHIP
1.25
2.54
SO/W Ratio
2.17

Sophomore right-hander Keegan Thompson has proven to be Chicago’s most consistent hurler this season. However, his last two  outings were far from his best performances.

3 straight walks by Keegan Thompson and this game is tied at 1! RBI walk for Carpenter. #RepBX pic.twitter.com/gcJOP6FZ6o

— Sean Negron (@Seannegron25) June 12, 2022

Facing the New York Yankees, Thompson retired just two batters. He surrendered five runs as the Cubs lost 18-4. He’s lost his last two starts, allowing 12 runs, 10 earned in 3.2 innings for a 24.55 ERA. Since moving into the starting rotation on May 11, Thompson is 3-2 with a 6.26 ERA in six starts.

Thompson pitched three innings of relief against the Braves in that April 27 6-3 Cubs win, allowing one earned run. That’s his only previous appearance against Atlanta.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Cubs Batters
Batting Average vs Morton
Braves Batters
Batting Average vs Thompson
Wilson Contreras
.000
Ronald Acuna Jr
.000
Yan Gomes
.375
Orlando Arcia
.000
Ian Happ
.000
William Contreras
.000
Jason Heyward
.300
Adam Duvall
.000
PJ Higgins
.250
Phil Gosselin
.000
Nico Hoerner
.500
Michael Harris II
.000
Christopher Morel
.000
Guillermo Heredia
.000
Rafael Ortega
1.000
Matt Olson
.000
Frank Schwindel
.500
Marcell Ozuna
.000
Andrelton Simmons
.333
Austin Riley
1.000
Jonathan Villar
.214
Dansby Swanson
.000
Patrick Wisdom
.000
Travis d’Arnaud
.500

The Cubs have enjoyed continued success when in the batter’s box facing Morton. Andrelton Simmons is 6-for-18 (.333) with a homer and 3 RBI. Yan Gomes is 3-for-8 (.375). Jason Heyward is 3-for-10 (.300). Nico Hoerner (2-for-4) and Frank Schwindel (1-for-2) are .500 hitters and Rafael Ortega (1-for-1) is batting 1.000.

Andrelton Simmons is a Cub I guess pic.twitter.com/XAxnFhLcbW

— Talking Friars (@TalkingFriars) June 16, 2022

There’s no such resume of success for the Braves when going against Thompson. Austin Riley is 1-for-1 (1.000). Travis d’Arnaud is 1-for-2 (.500) with an RBI.

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Braves vs Cubs Prediction

The Braves previously won 15 in a row in 2000. During their current run, they’ve scored seven or more runs in seven games and hit double digits on four occasions.

The dominance continues.

14 straight Ws for the @Braves! pic.twitter.com/aNGhEwJVTF

— MLB (@MLB) June 16, 2022

Meanwhile, the Cubs have allowed seven or more runs six times during their 10-game slide. They’ve surrendered double digits in three of their last five games. There was the 18-4 loss to the Yankees and a 19-5 drubbing handed them by the San Diego Padres.

Atlanta has swept the last four series. The Cubs were swept in their last three series.

Pick: Atlanta Braves ML (-175)

 

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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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