We are just about into the month of September, which just happens to be the final full month of the 2018 MLB betting season. The clock is ticking down faster than ever now, and it is ticking the loudest for the teams currently sitting outside looking in at the playoffs. With each passing day in September we are going to see more and more teams start to get officially eliminated, with a few clinching their playoffs spots early on. This will add even more pressure to the teams in the hunt, as they will begin to see their window of opportunity begin to narrow. As it stands right now, the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves both look like good bets to be in the postseason, with this single make-up game on Thursday night perhaps serving as a bit of a dress rehearsal for a playoff series to come. There is still some work to be done before either of these teams punches their playoff ticket, and both would like to take a step closer to the postseason with a win here.
Cubs vs Braves MLB Lines & Betting AnalysisChicago / AtlantaLive Stream: MLB LiveMLB Odds: Braves -1.5 (+155) / -140
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Why bet on the Chicago Cubs?The Cubs had what was a bit of a strange Wednesday afternoon, as they had to complete a suspended game against the Mets from the previous night before getting to their scheduled game against the Mets. They won the make-up game, but feel to the Mets in the full game, bringing to an end their 7-game win streak.That nice little run of form has helped the Cubs open up a 4 ½ game lead in the division, but given how the St. Louis Cardinals are playing right now, the Cubs will be well aware that this thing is far from over. This will the 6th meeting between these two teams this season, with Cubs trailing 3-2 in the games played thus far. They will try to even things up with Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.62 ERA) on the mound.
Why bet on the Atlanta Braves?I think we are all a little surprised to see the Braves still holding a 3 ½ game lead at the top of the NL East at this stage of the season. They are a young team filled with prospects that they have picked up over the last few years, but you have to say that their approach is working. The Braves come into this make-up game off a split in their interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays which is not an awful result when you consider just how good Tampa have been over the last couple of weeks.The last two meetings with the Cubs in Atlanta were very much on the low-scoring side of things, with the two teams combining for an average of 5 RPG. Hitting the mound for Atlanta today will be Mike Foltynewicz (10-8, 2.67 ERA).
Latest MLB Betting Trends for Cubs vs Braves
- Chicago is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games on the road
- Chicago is 7-1 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went UNDER in 15 of Chicago’s last 21 games
- Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games at home
- Atlanta is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 11 games