Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Free Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers are set to take on their division rival Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The matchup can be viewed across the country on ESPN and the game gets underway 1:05 p.m. ET.,

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Odds

Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.94 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.67 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.49, along with a K-per-9 of 10.36.,

The Brewers offense has slashed .252/.325/.425 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).,

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain continue to lead Milwaukee’s hitters. Yelich is slashing .323/.400/.596 with 36 home runs, 109 RBIs, 118 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Cain (.308/.396/.419) is up to 10 homers, 37 RBIs, 90 runs and 30 steals.,

In the home-team dugout, Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.85, a WHIP of 1.33 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 3.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.7 K/9. In 76 divisional games, Cubs starters have an ERA of 3.33 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.70.,

The Chicago hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .283/.353/.422 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.,

The Cubs’ batters have been led by second baseman Javier Baez and first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Baez is slashing .291/.327/.556 with 34 home runs, 111 RBIs, 101 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Rizzo’s line is .283/.377/.466 with 24 homers, 100 RBIs and 73 runs.,

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Milwaukee has tallied 20 extra-base hits over its last five games. Chicago has 15 XBH over its last five.,
  • The Brewers have won nine of their last 10 games SU while the Cubs have won four of their last five.,
  • Milwaukee has recorded 25.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 27.8 over its last five.,
  • The Brewers have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.