The Chicago Cubs are set to take on the Atlanta Braves in an exciting matchup scheduled for May 15, 2024, at Truist Park. The game will commence at 7:20 PM, under expected light rain conditions.

Javier Assad, who has been impressive with an ERA of 1.701, will lead the pitching duties for the Cubs. Facing him on the mound from the Braves camp will be Charlie Morton, who comes in with a more modest ERA of 3.140. As of the current standings, the Cubs are ranked 5th in the NL Central Division with a 24-19 record, averaging a .560 winning percentage. They’ve collected 4 divisional wins and recently experienced a slight dip in form, marked by a two-game losing streak. The Cubs have demonstrated a stronger performance on home turf with a record of 13-6 compared to their less stellar 11-13 road record.

On the other side, the Braves hold the 3rd position in the NL East Division with a commendable 26-13 record, translating to a .667 winning percentage. They are currently on a two-game winning streak and have shown dominance at home with a 15-4 record. The Braves boast a balanced team that has scored 192 runs and allowed just 138.

Focusing on the betting odds for this game, the point spread is set at -1.5 in favor of the Braves, reflecting their stronger season performance and home advantage. The over/under for the game is pegged at 8.5, indicating expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. Betting lines also show the Braves as favorites with a money line of -177, while the Cubs are positioned as underdogs with a money line of +148. This suggests that while the Braves are predicted to win, a Cubs’ upset could provide a significant payout for risk-takers.