MLB: Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves

Chicago Cubs at Atlanta BravesChicago Cubs with Jon Lester on the Mound at Atlanta Braves

The Chicago Cubs took two of three games at Philadelphia earlier in the week and moved to 19-9 on the road. They are just one of four teams to have already secured 19 road wins on the year. The Cubs have the best overall record in baseball at 41-17. The Atlanta Braves find themselves on the complete opposite end of the scale. The Braves have only managed just 17 wins through 59 tries. The matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves is scheduled to start at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Turner Field. The contest will be broadcast on WGN.

The Chicago Cubs are sending the veteran left-hander Jon Lester to the mound for this game against Atlanta.   Lester will have a great chance of pulling off his fourth straight win and eighth of the season Sunday afternoon. Lester is 7-3 on the year and has a 2.06 ERA through 78.2 innings and 12 starts.  Lifetime against the Braves, he’s 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA and .260 batting average against. Third baseman Kris Bryant has been in good form as of late, with multiple hits in two of his last three games. He also launched a two-run shot in the finale versus Philly that still might not have landed. and is a player you should target for props purposes in this match-up. He’s collected multiple hits in two of his last three games, and launched a two-run shot in the finale versus Philadelphia. He’s does great against right-handed pitching with a .919 OPS and has hit nine of his 14 home runs this year against them.

The Atlanta Braves home record is 6-23 and they are the only team in the league who does not have double-digit home wins. The Braves starting pitching staff is struggling and is ranked No. 21 in quality starts and No. 19 in ERA (4.53). The Braves pitcher for this game is going to be Aaron Blair. Blair is 0-4 with a 7.13 ERA. So far he has walked 21 batters and  struck out 20 through his 35+ innings. He did do well versus Chicago earlier this season in allowing just two hits and 1 ER through 6 IP. Best Sports Site Blog  doesn’t think the Braves will be able to take this one with Lester on the mound. Look for the Cubs to dominate and cruise to another victory.

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