The Milwaukee Brewers are set to face the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. The opening pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will broadcast this interleague matchup.
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago White Sox Odds
Milwaukee (-135) is the favorite over Chicago (+125) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). You can also bet on the games spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Brewers -1.5 runs (+110) and White Sox +1.5 runs (-130).
The Brewers have gone 36-22 SU this year and are 33-24 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 17.1 units for moneyline bettors and 7.3 units ATS. Milwaukee is – ATS over its last seven games and the . The White Sox, on the other hand, are 17-37 SU and 27-26 ATS. They’ve lost 18.6 units for moneyline bettors and 3.0 units ATS. Chicago has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the .
White Sox games have an over/under record of 25-24-4 so far in 2018. Milwaukee has been a good under bet with a total record of 22-33-2.
Jhoulys Chacin is getting the nod for Milwaukee. The right-handed Chacin is 3-1 with a 3.69 ERA and 45 strikeouts. He has yet to face the White Sox this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 4.26 ERA and five strikeouts over six and one-third innings).
The White Sox are putting the ball in the hands of righty James Shields (1-5, 4.54 ERA), who has 45 strikeouts and 30 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.25. Shields did not record a start against the Brewers in 2017.
As a unit, Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 5.79, a WHIP of 1.51 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.1. The bullpen has a 4.13 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.
The Chicago offense has put up 4.0 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .244/.292/.431 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.
First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have led the White Sox hitters this year. Abreu is slashing .301/.362/.526 with nine home runs, 31 RBIs and 29 runs scored, and Sanchez line is .279/.313/.423 with three homers, 25 RBIs and 20 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.22 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.18 K/9. The bullpen has logged an excellent ERA of just 2.59, along with a K-per-9 of 10.32.
Brewers hitters have slashed .247/.320/.406 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).
Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain continue to lead Milwaukee’s offense. Yelich is hitting .304/.377/.486 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs, 35 runs and six steals, while Cain is hitting .278/.390/.424 with six homers, 16 RBIs, 35 runs and 11 steals.
Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago White Sox Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER
- The Milwaukee defense has allowed three errors over the last 10 games, compared to 10 errors for Chicago over its last 10.
- The Brewers have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 14 over their last 10.