The finale of a 3-game set between the visiting Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves will conclude on Thursday at 7:35 pm EST at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.? The Cubs occupy 4th place within the NL Central division while the Braves are in 1st place within the NL East.? In game 2, the Cubs tied the 3-game set by picking up a slim 3-2 victory on 5-15-2018.? In this game, Kris Bryant went 2-4 with an RBI while Ben Zobrist, Wilson Contreras, Albert Amora, and Addison Russel each had a hit apiece while combining for 2 RBI?s in the win.? On the other hand, the Braves could muster only 5 hits for the game with Ender Inciarte having 2 hits with an RBI.? Ozzie Albies, Ronald Ocuna, Jr., and Johan Comargo each had a hit apiece with Ocuna Jr. having an RBI.?Yu Darvish pitched 4 innings while allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 homer, and 5 strikeouts with an ERA of 5.56, however, Carl Edwards (2-0) picked up the victory as he pitched 1 inning while giving up 1 run on 1 hit, 1 homer, and a strikeout with an ERA of 2.41.? Mike Foltynewicz pitched 5 innings while allowing 1 run on 3 hits, 5 walks, and 10 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.87, yet, Arodys Vizcaino (1-2) suffered the loss as he pitched 1 inning while allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 1 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.75.? The Cubs cashed in on the money line as slight favorites (-118) while the under was the play in that the total was set at 9 runs for the game.The Cubs enter this matchup winners of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 3-2.? For the season, the Cubs are averaging 5.33 runs per game (4th) with a team batting average of .253 (11th), 46 homers (17th) along with 13 stolen bases (27th).? Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.44 (5th) with 337 strikeouts (20th) with 17 quality starts on the season, good for 12th in the MLB.?The Atlanta Braves also enter this matchup winners of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 3-2.? For the season, the Braves are averaging 5.39 runs per game (2nd) with a team batting average of .267 (1st), 54 homers (8th) along with 35 stolen bases (1st).? Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.53 (8th) with 377 strikeouts (9th) along with 16 quality starts (17th).