Chi Cubs vs. Atlanta, 04/01/2019 19:10 EDT, Score: 0 - 8

Money Line: -104 Chi Cubs

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

The Atlanta Braves are the only team in the MLB with a zero in the win column, and unfortunately for them I think that will also be the case following Monday's slate of games.

The Chicago Cubs hand the ball to right-hander Kyle Hendricks (2018: 14-11, 3.44 ERA) who is 1-0 behind a 2.33 ERA in four career outings (three starts) against the Atlanta. He was 7-4 with a 3.41 ERA in 16 road starts last year and the Cubs are 4-0 in Hendricks' last four road starts.

The Braves turn to Sean Newcomb (2018: 12-9, 3.90 ERA). The 25 year old southpaw is 0-2 with a 5.17 ERA in three career meetings with Chicago and the current Cubs are hitting a combined .348 over 46 at bats against him. We can also note that Newcomb struggled with his command during spring traning, walking 14 in 21 innings of work.

The Cubs are 7-2 in their last nine road games vs. a left-handed starter and have already scored 28 runs on the season following a 12-4 win over Texas on Sunday. Javier Baez is 6-for-14 with two homers and six RBI through the first three games and 4-for-9 in previous meetings with Newcomb.

Free pick on Chicago Cubs.

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