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    The Atlanta Braves (100-56) host the Chicago Cubs (82-74) at 7:20 PM ET on Tuesday in a matchup featuring two of the league’s most consistent hitters. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a batting average of .336 (second in the majors) for the favored Braves (-141), and Cody Bellinger is seventh in MLB play batting .305 this season for the underdog Cubs (+119). Atlanta has Bryce Elder starting, and Chicago will counter with Justin Steele.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Braves vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Truist Park
    Braves vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Braves -141 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Braves vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: TBS

    Braves Stats & Trends

    Braves Batting

    • The Atlanta Braves average 1.9 home runs per game and have hit a league-best 299 home runs in total.
    • Atlanta leads the majors with a .276 batting average.
    • The Braves have a league-leading .344 on-base percentage.
    • Atlanta strikes out 7.9 times per game, the fifth-best mark in MLB.
    • The Braves have hit 143 homers at home this season (1.9 per game).
    • Atlanta has a .511 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .280 with 704 hits (9.4 per game) at home this season.

    Braves Key Batters

    • Acuna leads Atlanta OPS (1.010) this season. He has a .336 batting average, an on-base percentage of .415, and a slugging percentage of .595.
    • Among qualified hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks second, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is fourth in slugging.
    • Acuna has hit safely in nine games in a row. During his last 10 games he is batting .333 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs, two walks and six RBI.
    • Matt Olson has 166 hits, which leads Atlanta batters this season. He’s batting .281 with 83 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .606 with an on-base percentage of .388.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, he ranks 20th in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and third in slugging percentage.
    • Olson brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, three walks and three RBI.
    • Ozzie Albies has collected 156 base hits, an OBP of .328 and a slugging percentage of .504 this season.
    • Austin Riley has 37 home runs, 98 RBI and a batting average of .283 this season.
    • Riley takes a five-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .450 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and six RBI.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 14th in Major League Baseball with 189 home runs.
    • Chicago has a team batting average of .255 this season, which ranks 11th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fifth with an OBP of .331.
    • Chicago ranks 14th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.1 home runs per game in their 75 road contests this season.
    • In 75 road games this season, it is slugging .407 with 229 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.7 base hits per game and batting .249 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Bellinger paces the Cubs with 146 hits. He’s batting .305 and slugging .531 with an on-base percentage of .355.
    • Including all qualifying players in the big leagues, he ranks seventh in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.
    • Nico Hoerner’s .390 slugging percentage leads his team. He has a batting average of .287 with an on-base percentage of .351.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he ranks 15th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage and 109th in slugging percentage.
    • Ian Happ has accumulated a team-best .362 on-base percentage.
    • Seiya Suzuki has 29 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs and 56 walks while batting .283.

    Braves vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Bryce Elder (ATL) Pitcher Justin Steele (CHC)
    12 – 4 W/L 16 – 5
    171 IP 168
    3.63 ERA 3.32
    1.240 WHIP 1.179
    6.6 K/9 9.1
    3.1 BB/9 1.9

    Braves vs. Cubs Injury Updates

    • Braves: Charlie Morton: 15 Day IL (Finger), Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Finger blister), Collin McHugh: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yonny Chirinos: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Anderson: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mike Soroka: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Dylan Lee: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Daysbel Hernández: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Sam Hilliard: 60 Day IL (Heel), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Cubs: Nick Madrigal: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Jeimer Candelario: 10 Day IL (Back), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adbert Alzolay: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brad Boxberger: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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