Braves Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 17, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 17, 2021

The Chicago Cubs (5-8) will attempt to stop a three-game home losing streak when they meet the Atlanta Braves (6-8) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are not expected (114) to end the streak when they square off against the favored Braves (-132). Huascar Ynoa starts for Atlanta, and Trevor Williams is Chicago’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 17, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ynoa (ATL) Pitcher Williams (CHC)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
12.0 IP 9.1
0.75 ERA 6.75
0.670 WHIP 1.710
11.3 K/9 8.7
1.5 BB/9 3.9

Braves Probable Starter Huascar Ynoa

  • The Braves will send Ynoa (0-0) out for his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Monday against the Marlins, when he went six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has a collective .166 batting average, and is 29th in the league with 65 total hits and 29th in MLB action with 34 runs scored. They have the worst slugging percentage (.307) and have hit the 18th-most home runs (14) in all of MLB.
  • The Braves were favored on the moneyline for two Ynoa starts this season — they lost both.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 17, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Ynoa

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joc Pederson 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cubs Probable Starter Trevor Williams

  • Williams will take to the mound for the Cubs, his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he threw 3 1/3 innings against the Pirates, giving up five earned runs.
  • The Braves are batting .225 this season, 20th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .414 (sixth in the league) with 20 home runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 17, 2021 at 2:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Williams

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 16 .438 7 0 4 .471 .971
Ender Inciarte 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Freddie Freeman 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ronald Acuña Jr. 3 .333 1 1 1 .500 1.833
Dansby Swanson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ehire Adrianza 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Travis d’Arnaud 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Ozzie Albies 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Johan Camargo 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves average 3.1 runs per road game while scoring six per contest at home.
  • The Braves are the ninth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.6 runs per game (64 total).
  • The Braves have won four of the 10 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (40%).
  • Atlanta has gone 4-4 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -132 or shorter (50%).
  • Atlanta has played in 14 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total eight times (8-5-1).
  • Atlanta was favored on the moneyline in eight of its last 10 games, and finished 4-4 in those matchups.

Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 34 (2.6 per game).
  • In seven home games this season, they’ve scored 3.0 runs per contest compared to the 2.2 per game they score away from Wrigley Field.
  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog three times and won one of those games.
  • Chicago has played as an underdog of +114 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in three of their 13 games with a total this season.
  • In three games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Chicago has a record of 1-2.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with seven home runs and 16 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-high batting average of .429.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Acuna’s 24 hits rank first, his 7 HR rank first, his 16 RBI rank first, his .429 AVG ranks fourth, his .484 OBP ranks seventh, and his .946 SLG ranks third.
  • Acuna has hit safely in eight games in a row. Over that span he is hitting .515 with four doubles, a triple, five home runs, five walks and 12 RBIs.
  • Freddie Freeman has a double, four home runs and eight walks while batting .200.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Freeman’s 4 HR rank ninth.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ronald Acuña Jr. 56 .429 18 7 16 .484 1.430
Marcell Ozuna 54 .204 3 1 5 .283 .542
Dansby Swanson 51 .196 2 1 4 .281 .614
Ozzie Albies 51 .157 7 2 8 .262 .615
Freddie Freeman 50 .200 8 4 9 .322 .782
Travis d’Arnaud 45 .222 2 1 6 .255 .588
Austin Riley 42 .190 4 0 0 .261 .451
Ender Inciarte 17 .294 3 0 0 .368 .721
Ehire Adrianza 13 .231 4 1 4 .267 .805
Alex Jackson 9 .111 1 0 0 .273 .384

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Kris Bryant leads Chicago in home runs this season with three while driving in six runs.
  • Bryant ranks 13th in SLG (.537), and 25th in HR (3) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago in batting average (.257) and home runs (three) this season, while also driving in six runs.
  • Contreras’ 3 HR rank 25th among all qualified batters in the league.
  • Contreras enters this game on a six-game hit streak. He’s hitting .381 over that span with two homers.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 47 .191 5 3 8 .255 .659
Anthony Rizzo 44 .182 3 1 2 .302 .597
Jason Heyward 44 .205 1 1 2 .239 .557
Joc Pederson 42 .119 2 1 4 .208 .398
Kris Bryant 41 .220 7 3 6 .327 .864
Ian Happ 38 .158 5 1 1 .333 .570
Willson Contreras 35 .257 7 3 6 .413 .927
David Bote 28 .107 1 1 2 .235 .449
Eric Sogard 25 .120 1 0 2 .115 .355
Jake Marisnick 13 .231 2 0 1 .333 .564

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