Cubs vs. Braves Tuesday Prediction

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/15/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves played a barnburner on Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Will Tuesday night's matchup in Atlanta also turn into a high-scoring affair?

Game Snapshot & Odds

955 Chicago Cubs (-130) at 956 Atlanta Braves (+110); 8.5 runs

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park

TV: CHC (CSNC); ATL (FSSO)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Cubs on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Cubs' Darvish lit up in last start before DL stint

Yu Darvish was lit up for seven hits and six runs (five earned) over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Cubs’ loss to the Rockies. He struck out eight and walked three. Darvish got off to a rocky start (no pun intended), serving up a two-run shot to Nolan Arenado in the first. That was one of three home runs allowed by Darvish, who also yielded solo blasts to Trevor Story and Chris Iannetta, both in the fifth inning.

The 86-pitch outing was Darvish’s shortest of the year. The right-hander has yet to win in a Cubs uniform and now sports an ugly 6.00 ERA in six starts for his new club. He’ll have a chance to redeem himself Tuesday against the Marlins.

Braves' Foltynewicz allows only an unearned run in last start

Mike Foltynewicz allowed only an unearned run over five innings in a win over the Marlins on Thursday. Folty allowed three hits and walked two over his five innings, and a seven-run sixth inning put him on the right side of the win column. The win improved him to 3-2 in eight starts, and he's the owners of a 3.21 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. The right-hander will try to keep it going Tuesday when the Cubs are in town.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

The Cubs are a perfect 5-0 in their last five trips to Atlanta and are 16-6 in their last 22 games against the Braves despite losing on Monday afternoon.

Atlanta

The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Atlanta.

Prediction:

Despite the trend above favoring the under, I like the over tonight with how hot the Braves are offensively. The over is 4-1 in the Braves' last five games overall, is 11-4 in their last 15 games coming off a win and is 5-2 in their last seven home games. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Cubs' last five games, is 4-1 in their last five games against National League East opponents and is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss.

The Pick: Cubs/Braves over 8.5

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