Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24 MLB Previews, Picks and Predictions

Chicago Cubs (23-16) vs. Atlanta Braves (23-12)


Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24 – As MLB season accelerates, May 13, 2024 is set to bring us one of its highlights as Truist Park hosts an anticipated matchup between Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Both clubs boast impressive records – Chicago holds 23-16 while Atlanta boast 23-12, both are showing their championship potential; game time for this evening game begins at 7:20 PM ET broadcast via MLBN is highly anticipated by both fans and bettors, making this game ideal for premium sports picks.


The Chicago Cubs boasted an.237 batting average and on-base percentage of.316 for 2018, showing they possess a strategic approach at bat; targeting select hits while drawing walks to maximize on base percentage and increase on-base percentage; their slugging percentage was at.391 with 41 homers contributing significantly towards that score; their pitching staff performed admirably, holding an ERA of 3.68 with an adjusted WHIP of 1.26; their road record against spread indication demonstrates their adaptability when playing away games


Atlanta Braves have shown considerable offensive prowess this year, boasting an average batting average of.256 and an impressive slugging percentage of.420 thanks to 39 homers; on-base percentage was also at 325; Atlanta also excels on pitching front with an outstanding 3.52 team ERA/WHIP combination that makes them one of the premier teams in National League competition.


Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24 Game Info


When: Monday, May 13, 2024, at 7:20 PM ET
Where: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Stream: MLB.TV


Shota Imanaga (5-0, 1.08 ERA) vs. Reynaldo Lopez (2-1, 1.53 ERA)


Shota Imanaga of the Chicago Cubs has emerged as an indispensable pitcher, amassing an outstanding 5-0 record and boasting an exceptional 1.08 earned run average – two figures which speak volumes about his success early in 2019. His 0.82 WHIP and impeccable control, having allowed only five walks while striking out 43 batters, show that he can effectively manage games while keeping opposing batters at bay. Imanaga excels at his task by maintaining his consistency and restricting home run damage over 41.2 innings – surrendering only three homers during that span! He has not only cemented his place as the Cubs’ star pitcher but has become an indispensable member of their high-stakes games – his performance being especially vital when going up against an offense like Atlanta’s.


Reynaldo Lopez excels as an Atlanta Braves pitcher with his impressive 2-1 record and 1.53 ERA – making him an effective opponent on the mound. Lopez has shown great ability to strike out batters over 35.1 innings with 36 Ks for an excellent strikeout/walk ratio while remaining relatively restrained when it comes to his 14 walks allowed per innings pitched. Despite having an increased WHIP (1.13), he remains extremely effective. His ability to limit hits (allowing only 26 hits during his tenure with the Cubs), particularly against teams known for strategic hitting, underscored his effectiveness against them in key game moments. Lopez stands out with an approach characterized by both velocity and strategic placement that renders him an effective pitching asset in terms of defense against scoring efforts from opposition batters. If Atlanta wishes to capitalize on their home field advantage this series, Lopez’s performance will play an essential role in setting its tone and setting precedents for it going forward.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As betting lines have yet to be set in stone, past performances and current form suggest this match will likely be tightly contested. Bettors should closely follow how odds change as both teams utilize powerful pitching and strategic hitting tactics.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends


Recent Cubs form has shown them an ability to consistently cover the spread in road games, making them a potential value bet in this category. Their tendency for high scoring encounters to go OVER in total points suggests high-scoring contests that might drive betting strategies towards betting the total runs over total runs over under.


Atlanta Braves Betting Trends


As with the Braves, Atlanta has maintained an even record against the spread in their road games (9-9), yet their recent results (3-2 against the spread) show increasing momentum. Recent games generally stayed UNDER when totaling was kept UNDER and strong pitching performance may also suggest lower scoring games than anticipated.


Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves 5/13/24 Betting Picks


Due to the impressive pitching stats of both teams’ starters, this game could veer toward being a pitcher’s duel. Strategic decisions by both sides at bat will play a pivotal role. Based on current trends and stats, however, one would anticipate an equally competitive contest; yet Atlanta might gain the edge due to home advantage and batted balls advantage.


Prop bettors might consider investing in strikeout bets from Imanaga and Lopez given their impressive track records, or for MLB top predictions consider opting for close contests that feature pitchers with expected strikeout performance, favoring under the total runs total if expected from them.


Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves 4, Chicago Cubs 3. 


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