The Chicago Cubs (82-75) and Atlanta Braves (101-56) meet Wednesday in the middle contest of a 3-game series. First pitch at Truist Park is set for 7:20 p.m. ET (MLB Network) Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Cubs vs. Braves odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: tied 2-2
Chicago led Tuesday’s series opener 6-0 before coughing up 7 runs over the 6th, 7th and 8th innings and losing 7-6. The loss snapped a 3-game win streak, but the Chicago offense stayed on a roll. The Cubs have scored 7.00 runs per game on the strength of a .915 OPS since Sept. 19. Chicago is 40-28 with a plus-74 run differential in the 2nd half.
Atlanta has won 4 of its last 5 games, but it’s a ball club that has scuffled a bit in September. With Tuesday’s win, the Braves are a level 11-11 since Sept. 3.