How can a team have an offense that on paper looks like one of the best and most efficient units in the league and still not have a winning record? Welcome to the life of being the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs, who will be looking to strike again against the Braves in Atlanta, are one of baseball’s most intriguing conundrums this season. While their 8-10 record reads as any other losing record in the league, their offense has been putting up some superb numbers. Today, as they send LHP Drew Smyly to face the Braves, the hopes are that this impressive Chicago offense will be able to fend off any and all intentions of winning that the Braves and their starting pitcher RHP Kyle Wright might have in mind.
If you look at both the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs, they both have eight wins in the season, the only difference is that while the Cubs have ten losses, the Braves have 11, mainly because of losing yesterday’s game against the Cubs by 6-3. Braves fans are still waiting for the team to pick up and take off like they did last season, and while the baseball they showed last season might be a stretch from what this team will be able to showcase this season, at least thus far, there is one tidbit of news that will surely make the Braves and their fan base jump for joy.
After spending some time away from the field because of a lingering injury, Braves all-star and bonafide team leader Ronald Acuña Jr. has finally been given medical clearance to come back into action for the team, which automatically can be taken as a clear sign of much needed improvement coming for Atlanta. With Matt Olson and Ozzie Albies holding down the fort for Atlanta’s offense so far, having Acuña Jr. back will surely come as the best breath of fresh air for a Braves team that needs to start picking up the pace very quickly if they want to have any true chance at trying to defend their World Series title from last season.
For the Chicago Cubs, scoring another win and leaving Atlanta with a road series win before having to go to Milwaukee to face their NL Central divisional rivals Brewers could come in very handy. Which is why when you take into consideration once again that this is a team that holds one of the league’s most efficient offenses, scoring another win here shouldn’t be an issue, but then again this is the Cubs we’re speaking off, the same team that took the Pirates down 20-0 on Saturday and then lost 4-3 the next day against the same team, so it would be best just to wait and see how everything unfolds.
Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Game Information
- Date: 04/28/2022
- Time: 7:20 PM ET
- Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
- How to Watch Cubs vs Braves: Fox Sports Midwest
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Cubs vs Braves Betting Lines
Atlanta Braves are -200 according to our MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $50. On the other side, Chicago Cubs are +170 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $170.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Atlanta Braves at a 66.67% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Chicago Cubs have 37.04% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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