Thursday's game at Truist Park has the Atlanta Braves (102-56) squaring off against the Chicago Cubs (82-76) at 7:20 PM (on September 28). Our computer prediction projects a 6-5 victory for the Braves, who is a small favorite based on our model.

The Braves will give the ball to AJ Smith-Shawver (1-0, 4.57 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 2 on the season, and the Cubs will counter with Marcus Stroman (10-8, 3.88 ERA).

Braves vs. Cubs Game Info & Odds

  • When: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:20 PM ET
  • Where: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia
  • How to Watch on TV: BSSO
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Braves vs. Cubs Score Prediction

Our prediction for this matchup is Braves 6, Cubs 5.

Total Prediction for Braves vs. Cubs

  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs

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Braves Performance Insights

  • In nine games over the last 10 matchups when favored by bookmakers, the Braves have a record of 6-3.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Atlanta and its opponents are 8-2-0 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • The Braves have three wins against the spread in their last four chances.
  • The Braves have been favorites in 143 games this season and won 94 (65.7%) of those contests.
  • Atlanta has a record of 80-34, a 70.2% win rate, when favored by -145 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The oddsmakers' moneyline implies a 59.2% chance of a victory for the Braves.
  • No team has scored more than the 922 runs Atlanta has this season.
  • The Braves' 4.13 team ERA ranks 14th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Braves Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 22 @ Nationals W 9-6 Charlie Morton vs Patrick Corbin
September 24 @ Nationals L 3-2 Allan Winans vs Jackson Rutledge
September 24 @ Nationals W 8-5 Spencer Strider vs Joan Adon
September 26 Cubs W 7-6 Bryce Elder vs Justin Steele
September 27 Cubs W 6-5 Darius Vines vs Jameson Taillon
September 28 Cubs - AJ Smith-Shawver vs Marcus Stroman
September 29 Nationals - Allan Winans vs Trevor Williams
September 30 Nationals - Spencer Strider vs Joan Adon
October 1 Nationals - Bryce Elder vs Jackson Rutledge