Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs 7/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/12/2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 2:20 PM on FSSO, CSCh
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Atlanta Braves - Teheran, J (8-6) vs. Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (7-7)
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On Sunday afternoon, Julio Teheran will attempt to put his worst start of the year behind him when he and the Atlanta Braves take on Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs.
On Tuesday, Julio Teheran pitched just 3.1 innings against the New York Mets and ended up suffering his sixth loss of the season. He allowed five earned runs on 11 hits in that game and walked two hitters while striking out two. Despite that blip, Teheran has been great for the Braves this season, going 8-6 with a 2.57 ERA.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has just two hits in nine at-bats against Teheran, but one of those hits was a home run. Shortstop Starlin Castro is 1-for-9 against the right-hander with two strikeouts.
Left-hander Travis Wood lost for the seventh time this season when he was beaten by the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday on the road. He pitched 5.1 innings in that start and gave up four runs on eight hits while walking two batters and striking out five. Wood currently has a 4.64 ERA and he has 85 strikeouts in 104.2 innings of work.
Braves outfielder Justin Upton has four hits in his 14 at-bats versus Wood in his career with a double, a home run and four RBI. Catcher Gerald Laird is hitless against Wood in five at-bats with a walk and a strikeout.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 35-53-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.1
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 46-41-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
07/01/14 C Evan Gattis Back 15-day DL (6/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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