The defending champions Atlanta Braves are currently the hottest team in the league and will try to continue their 13-game winning streak when they visit the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, on June 17, 2022.
- Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves
- MLB – Regular season
- Date – 17/6/2022
- Starting time – 2:40 PM ET
- Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Chicago Cubs Stats & Form
The Chicago Cubs are fourth in the NL Central with a 23-40 record.
They have lost 10 consecutive games and are coming off a 0-4 series loss to the San Diego Padres.
The Cubs are 19th in the league scoring 4.29 runs per game and are ranked 26th allowing 5.38 runs per game.
Frank Schwindel has 10 doubles, eight home runs and 33 RBI for the Cubs. Christopher Morel is 12-for-43 with two doubles, a triple and three home runs over the past 10 games.
The Cubs have lost 35 of the last 51 games when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Chicago Cubs News
Nick Madrigal, Wade Miley, Marcus Stroman, David Bote, Manuel Rodriguez, Drew Smyly, Seiya Suzuki, Ethan Roberts, Michael Hermosillo, Adbert Alzolay, Codi Heuer and Brad Wieck will not play for the Cubs tonight.
Atlanta Braves Stats & Form
The Atlanta Braves are second in the NL East with a 37-27 record.
They are on a 14-game winning streak not losing a single game in the month of June.
The defending champions are 7th in the league scoring 4.84 runs per game and are ranked 12th in the league allowing 4.15 runs per game.
Austin Riley has 18 home runs, 20 walks and 39 RBI while hitting .255 for the Braves. Dansby Swanson is 16-for-40 with two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.
Atlanta has won the last 7 games after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game and 14 of the last 17 games following a win.
Atlanta Braves News
Ozzie Albies, Eddie Rosario, Manny Pina, Tyler Matzek, Jay Jackson, Luke Jackson, Mike Soroka and Kirby Yates will not play for the Braves tonight.
Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Head-to-Head Stats
The Atlanta Braves have won 7 of the last 10 games against the Chicago Cubs.
Six the last ten games between these two rivals have ended over 8.5 runs.
Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds
The Atlanta Braves are favorites to defeat the Chicago Cubs with the odds at -190 for their win while the odds for the Cubs’ win are at 160.
The total runs margin is set at 8.5 with both ways at -110.
The Atlanta Braves were off on Thursday as they traveled to Chicago for a weekend series with the Cubs. The Braves still have not lost a game in June (14-0) and are coming off a sweep over the Washington Nationals in the State’s capital. This winning streak has closed the division lead by the Mets in the NL East to just 4.5 games which will look even better after the series against the Cubs. This series will provide the Braves a great opportunity to close it even further as Chicago is one of the coldest teams in the league.
They have lost 10 in a row following their 6-4 loss on Thursday and there’s no reason to believe they’ll now come and beat this surging Braves team. The Braves will start Charlie Morton tonight who is 4-3 for the season with a 5.67 ERA while the Cubs will start Keegan Thompson tonight who is 6-2 for the season with a 3.67 ERA. Both teams are heading in opposite directions and that trend will continue on Friday in a blowout win.