Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs 6-18-22

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Atlanta Braves will play against the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their series at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 2:20 PM EDT.


The Braves are entering this game after losing Game 1 of this series by a score of 1-0 on Friday afternoon, which snapped a 14-game winning streak.


Atlanta’s pitching staff carries an ERA of 3.66 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and an opponent batting average of .227 this season. The Braves are currently 37-28, trailing leading New York by 5 games in the NL East Division.


Austin Riley is batting .255 with 18 homers and 39 RBIs to lead Atlanta this season. For Saturday’s game, Kyle Wright will take the mound for the Braves. Wright is 7-3 with an ERA of 2.57 this season. He has allowed 5 runs over his last 20 innings of work and the Braves have won Wright’s last three starts.


  • The Atlanta Braves are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games.
  • The Braves are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games against the Chi Cubs.
  • The Braves are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games down the road.

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Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 6/18/2022


The Chicago Cubs are approaching this game after winning the first game of this series. Prior to winning Game 1, the Cubs lost all 4 games in their series against the Padres.


During Friday’s victory,  SP Keegan Thompson struck out 9 batters across 6 shutout frames and did not factor in the decision while Jonathan Villar scored on an 8th inning sacrifice fly for the only run of the game. Chicago is 12.5 games off the pace in the NL Central Division race.


Ian Happ is batting .280 along with 7 homers and 31 RBIs to lead the Cubs this season. For this matchup, Chicago will send Justin Steele to start and he is 1-5 with an ERA of 4.33. Steele has tossed 14 frames and allowed just 2 earned runs in his last two starts.


  • The Chi Cubs are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games.
  • The Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
  • The Chi Cubs are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the NL.

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs. The Braves are fresh off a huge win on Friday night that has not only put an end to their 10-game losing streak but also ended Atlanta’s 14-game winning streak.


Kyle Wright has allowed 5 runs over his last 20 innings pitched for Atlanta while Justin Steele has only allowed 2 earned runs over his last 14 innings for Chicago.


Both pitchers have played well in recent outings, but the Braves lineup will make the biggest difference here. Prediction: The Atlanta Braves will bounce back to pick up the win by a score of 6-4. 


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Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM (EDT)


Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL


Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 




MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -165


MLB Totals: 7.5


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