Milwaukee Brewers (14-9) vs Chicago Cubs (10-9)Date : 04/26/2018
Time : 8:05 PM ET
Location : Wrigley Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Clubs will welcome the Brewers to Wrigley Field as both teams are meeting up for the second time this season, the first meeting the Clubs won the series 3-1. The Cubs return home after playing the Indians as the Brewers are on a 6 game winning streak.
Milwaukee Brewers 's Latest Performance :
The Brewers coming into this game with a 3.38 team ERA, placing them ninth in the Major Leagues. Allowing only 10 runs in 6 games but the wins are against the two struggling teams the Reds and the Marlins but the Brewers handled their business not dropping a single game giving them a 6 game winning streak.
Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a homer, two RBI and four runs scored as the Brewers thumped the Marlins 12-3 look for him to be the focal point of the Brewers offense.
Chase Anderson is the best pitcher for the Brewers with a 3.25 ERA and striking out 21 times this season.
The sweep against the Marlins gave the Brewers their first four-game sweep at home in almost a decade. Jeffress came up clutch for the 6th inning as the bases were loaded look for him to have an impact in this series against the Cubs.
The Brewers are looking to build a really solid team for this year after starting off the year 14-9 and winning games by closing out opponents with some solid pitching including back to back shutout game against the Reds.
Taking the pitching should be Brent Suter he surrendered five runs on eight hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday’s win over the Marlins. Through five starts this season, the 28-year-old southpaw has now pitched to a cringe-inducing 5.68 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Chicago Cubs's Latest Performance :
The Cubs have started the season off 10-9, they will be returning home after the clash with the Indians as they will face the Brewers which they have beaten earlier this month by winning the series 3-1. With Lester striking out 6 the last time the two clubs met as he tries to duplicate his performance Lester is pitching at an ERA of 3.10 which is the team best and has 18 strikeouts this season.
The Cubs has no problem scoring at the moment as they were able to score 37 runs in the span of 3 games. The reason behind the Cubs batting success is Baez is putting up quite a performance the last ten games he has gone 17-for-45 (batting average now at 0.378) with four doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 19 RBIs. Expect Baez to continue this fantastic form against the Brewers. The Cubs will be fired up after playing at the progressive field again so the energy will be carried on to this series I guarantee you that.
Taking the pitching duty should be Jon Lester, Lester held the Cardinals to an unearned run over six innings and struck out seven in the Cubs’ 8-5 win and he struck out 6 the last time he played the Brewers. Two good and two bad starts have left Lester 2-0 with a 3.10 ERA so far. The Cubs have won all four of his outings, scoring at least eight runs each time.
How Milwaukee Brewers & Chicago Cubs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 games against a starter with a WHIP above 1.30.
Brewers are 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Milwaukee Brewers
My reason for the pick :
The Brewers has been on tear winning six straight games, despite losing the series to the Cubs in their first meeting look for the Brewers to get their revenge as they build on an impressive season so far.
Betting trends for Milwaukee Brewers :
- Brewers are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
Betting trends for Chicago Cubs:
- The Cubs are 3-4 when playing at home this season.