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    Austin Riley takes a 10-game hitting streak into the Atlanta Braves’ (70-38) matchup with the Chicago Cubs (57-54). The Braves are moneyline favorites (-124) in this matchup against the Cubs (+104), which starts at 2:20 PM ET on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Charlie Morton gets the starting nod for Atlanta, and Justin Steele is Chicago’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Sunday, August 6, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Braves vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -124 9

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves have hit a league-leading 211 home runs, averaging 2.0 per game.
    • Atlanta is second in the majors with a .271 batting average.
    • The Braves’ .340 on-base percentage is second-best in MLB.
    • Atlanta strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank fifth in the majors.
    • The Braves average 1.9 homers per road game this season (98 total away from home).
    • Atlanta has a .476 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.5 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The club averages 9.0 hits per game and is batting .261 on the road this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta with an OBP of .423, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .587. He’s batting .341 on the season.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is fourth in slugging.
    • Acuna hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .474 with a double, a triple, a home run, four walks and five RBI.
    • Matt Olson leads Atlanta in total hits (107) this season while batting .262 with 60 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .599 with an on-base percentage of .367.
    • Among qualifying batters, he is 66th in batting average, 22nd in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage.
    • Olson has picked up at least one hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with a double, three home runs, six walks and six RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies is batting .257 with a .505 slugging percentage and 77 RBI this year.
    • Albies has logged a hit or more in four games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Riley has 26 home runs, 70 RBI and a batting average of .277 this season.
    • Riley heads into this matchup on a 10-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .325 with two doubles, four home runs, four walks and seven RBI.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 12th in Major League Baseball with 135 home runs.
    • Chicago has a team batting average of .257 this season, which ranks eighth among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have an on-base percentage of .334 this season, which ranks fourth in the league.
    • Chicago ranks 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.0 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit 75 homers, an average of 1.3 per game, in 59 home contests this season.
    • Chicago is slugging .436 in 59 home games this season.
    • They are averaging 8.9 base hits per game and batting .266 as a team at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has put up a team-best .399 slugging percentage. He’s batting .276 with an on-base percentage of .331.
    • Including all qualifying players in the majors, his batting average places him 34th, his on-base percentage ranks 72nd, and he is 102nd in slugging.
    • Cody Bellinger has 17 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 26 walks while batting .322. He’s slugging .543 with an on-base percentage of .374.
    • Jeimer Candelario has racked up 106 hits, a team-high for the Cubs.
    • Ian Happ has a .377 on-base percentage to pace his team.

    Braves vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Charlie Morton (ATL) Pitcher Justin Steele (CHC)
    10 – 9 W/L 12 – 3
    119.1 IP 115.2
    3.62 ERA 3.03
    1.425 WHIP 1.141
    9.7 K/9 8.2
    4.1 BB/9 1.9

    Braves vs. Cubs Injury Updates

    • Braves: Sam Hilliard: 10 Day IL (Heel), Daysbel Hernández: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Anderson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Dylan Lee: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jesse Chávez: 60 Day IL (Shin), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Cubs: Marcus Stroman: 15 Day IL (Hip), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Brad Boxberger: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Braves and Cubs (Last 10 Games)


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