4:10 a.m. PT at Atlanta
Braves -133 vs Cubs (8)
An opportunity to pull off a winner here with the +123 underdog price. The Cubs come into Atlanta off a four-game winning streak in which the previously dormant offense has scored 26 runs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has gone 6 innings or more in all but one start this season, but is just 2-10 lifetime against Atlanta.
Atlanta starter Javier Vazquez has a stellar 2.54 ERA over his last 4 starts with nothing to show for it. The opposition is batting just .173 against him and has scored 3 runs or less in his last 5 outings. With Atlanta’s inability to score for Vazquez plus Dempster’s problems vs the Braves, we’ll be happy with a low score. UNDER.
Almost as good: Colorado-LA Angels UNDER 9.