The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves will resume their three-game set Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Trevor Williams will be on the mound for the Cubs, while Ian Anderson will be on the mound for the Braves. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Moneyline pick: Braves -167
Atlanta opened up their three-game series with a 8-7 victory on Monday. First baseman Freddie Freeman was 1-for-4 with a three-run home run. Meanwhile, Chicago has lost three-straight games by an average of 2.66 runs. The Cubs did not get a great outing Monday from the Zach Davies, who gave up six hits, five earned runs, and only struck out four in 3.2 IP. Chicago will turn the ball over to the 29-year-old Williams, who has a record of 2-1 and ERA of 4.66.
When these two teams played each other 10 days ago in the Windy City, the Cubs crushed the Braves 13-4 with Williams on the bump. He only allowed four hits, three walks one earned run, and struck out four in 5.0 IP. As for Anderson, he has a record of 1-0 with an ERA of 3.27 through four starts. Last week against the Yankees, the 22-year-old gave up zero hits, zero runs, walked four, but struck out four in 6.2 IP. It was coincidentally his first win of the season. He will try to build off that performance, despite struggling at home this season with a 6.27 ERA.
Player Prop: Ian Anderson O6.5 strikeouts (+113)
If the Braves want to come away with a series win over the Cubs, it will fall on the shoulders of Anderson. The 22-year-old has pitched well this season, but for one reason or another the record does not reflect that. Aforementioned, he has struggled at home with an ERA of 6.27 at home, which is not exactly promising. However, when it comes to his strikeout prop, he has been close to the over in two out of his last three starts. The only time he went over was during Opening Weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies, when Anderson recorded seven strikeouts. The Cubs’ offense is averaging 10.2 strikeouts per game (28th in MLB) and 10.33 in their last three games.
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