Scheduled for May 15, 2024, at Truist Park, the Chicago Cubs are set to battle the Atlanta Braves, with the first pitch at 7:20 PM under light rain conditions. Javier Assad, who has maintained an impressive ERA of 1.701, will lead the pitching for the Cubs. Opposing him from the mound for the Braves will be Charlie Morton, with an ERA of 3.140.

Currently, the Cubs are ranked 5th in the 2024 NL Central Division with a record of 24-19 (.560), and hold a divisional score of 4-2. They’ve managed to win 5 of their last 10 games but are on a two-game losing streak. At home and on the road, their records stand at 13-6 and 11-13, respectively, with a more balanced performance during night games.

Conversely, the Braves are third in the NL East Division, boasting a stronger 26-13 (.667) record, and a 10-5 divisional record. They come into this game on a two-win streak, having secured 15 of 19 home games and splitting their road games with an 11-9 record. They also have a stronger offensive showing in night games.

The sports betting odds for this matchup put the Braves as the favored team. The point spread is set at -1.5 for the Braves, with the total over/under for the game set at 8.5 runs. For those betting outright on the winner, the moneyline odds are set at -177 for the Braves and +148 for the Cubs. These odds suggest that the Braves are expected to win by more than one run, while the over/under indicates that a moderate scoring game is anticipated.