Set your calendars for May 13, 2024, as the Chicago Cubs take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. The game starts at 7:20 PM, under the expected conditions of light rain. Shota Imanaga, with a remarkable ERA of 1.080, will be on the mound for the Chicago Cubs, while Reynaldo López, holding an ERA of 1.528, will pitch for the Braves.

As of now, the Cubs are 5th in the 2024 NL Central Division with a record of 24-17, translating to a 0.59 winning percentage. They’ve been strong in divisional play, standing 2nd with a 4-2 record. Their recent performances show a steady form, having won 5 of their last 10 games. On the field, their daytime games have yielded 11 victories, while they’ve performed slightly better under the lights with 13 wins.

The Braves are positioned 3rd in the NL East Division, boasting a 24-13 record and a 0.65 winning percentage. They are strong contenders in their division with a 10-5 record. Despite a recent loss, their home game record is an impressive 13-4. Night games appear to be their stronghold, with 15 wins compared to 9 during the day.

In terms of betting, the odds favor an interesting game. The point spread is set at -1.5, with the over/under on total runs at 8.0. For those looking at the moneyline, the Away team (Chicago Cubs) is at +122, showing they’re slight underdogs, whereas the Home team (Atlanta Braves) is favored at -144. These odds suggest a tight contest, potentially leaning towards a home field advantage for the Braves but with the Cubs capable of an upset.