The Chicago Cubs can’t sweep the Atlanta Braves, can they?  

June 19, 2022

This is no time to back away from betting on the Braves 

Braves at Cubs 

Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL 

2:20 PM ET 

SuperBook Line: Atlanta -157 | Chicago +147  

At what point does the law of averages apply?  

Over the past two days, this particular prognosticator has pointed you toward the Atlanta Braves.  


That’s easy. The Braves are better than the Cubs. That’s it. There’s no secret. No inside tips. No weird gut feeling.  

Funny thing though, the Cubs have beaten the Braves twice in row. And if you listened to me, you’ve lost two straight bets. Well, I’m here to ask for forgiveness, but also asking you to apply common sense.  

The Braves must win today. Common sense tells us they will, too. First, look at the standings. The Braves are in second place in the ultra-competitive NL East. The Cubs? Well, they’re one of the three worst teams in the National League (with just 25 wins). Second, examine history. The Braves have yet to be swept in a road series this season. Furthermore, the Braves are 4-0 in the last four games in which Ian Anderson has taken the bump. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has not been as fortunate, as he’s just 2-5 on the season with a 4.95 ERA. Even though signs have pointed to the last two games being Braves wins, this game really points that way.  

If you play Blackjack, you always hit when an ace shows up – even if you’ve drawn a four and two that last two times your ace was dealt. When you get the next ace, you hit again, as the odds tell you that’s the way to play.  

Apologies for the last two losses, but betting the Braves to beat the Cubs on Sunday is step one in recouping your dough.  

Braves win in Chicago. Bet on it.  

Richard DeMala’s pick: Atlanta M/L (-157) 


Sunday’s MLB Quick Picks 

San Francisco M/L -170 

NY Mets M/L -138 

NY Yankees M/L -150 

Kansas City M/L -140 

White Sox-Astros UNDER 8.0 


Saturday’s MLB Winners 

NY Yankees +123