Major League Baseball Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs – September 3, 2017
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Wrigley Field; Chicago, IL
Date & Time: Sunday September 3, 2017; 1:20pm CT
Point Spread: Chicago Cubs -275
Quick Pick: Chicago Cubs -275
The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves will wrap up their four game series on Sunday. The Cubs are looking for the sweep of the series, and seeking their 7th straight win. The Cubs have scored 22 runs in the first three games of this series. Chicago is 75-60 on the season, and in first place in the National League Central.
The Atlanta Braves are 59-75 in 2017 and have dropped to third place in the National League East. The Braves have lost three straight games, since winning the final two games of a series in Philadelphia. The Chicago Cubs are -275 over the Atlanta Braves in this game on Sunday.
Cubs Red Hot
The Chicago Cubs are one of the hottest teams in all of Major League Baseball right now. The Cubs have won six straight games, and are rolling to back to back divisional championships. The Cubs have moved to 6th in all of baseball in runs scored, and have a team batting average of .254.
Anthony Rizzo is putting up Most Valuable Player type numbers for Chicago. The slugger has belted 31 homeruns and drove in a team high 100 runs. Kris Bryant has been red hot as of late, and now leads the Cubs with a batting average of .289.
Braves Looking for One
When these two teams met in Atlanta, the Cubs won all three games. So, in this game, Atlanta is looking to avoid the 7 game series sweep. The Braves are 30-39 when playing on the road this season. Atlanta ranks 20th in runs scored, and have the 25th best earned run average in all of baseball.
Freddie Freeman, despite missing time this season with injuries is the top offensive threat for the Braves. Freeman leads the team with a batting average of .313, and has also clubbed 24 homeruns in 2017. Atlanta’s starting pitching has been a bright spot for team, with the 7th most quality starts.
Cubs Finish Sweep
Mike Montgomery will throw for the Chicago Cubs in this game. The relief pitcher turned starter is 5-6 on the season with a 3.29 earned run average. In over 100 innings thrown, he has struck out 85 batters, and walked 46.
For the Atlanta Braves; Max Fried will get to start in this game. Freid has thrown just over 6 innings this season for the Braves. In those six innings, he struck out 4 and walked 6. Look for the Cubs to tee off once again and stay red hot. Bet the Chicago Cubs -275 over the Atlanta Braves.