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Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves

The Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at SunTrust Park.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Jon Lester in this one. Left hander Lester is 3-1 this season with a 2.66 ERA.

Starting this game for the Braves will be Mike Soroka. The right hander has a 3.68 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Cubs as -132-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total opened at 9.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Cubs on May 16. Bettors who backed the Braves at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team record: 22-18 SU
Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Team record: 26-16 SU
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Cincinnati Friday, May 18
Atlanta home to Miami Friday, May 18