The Chicago Cubs are in Milwaukee for the second game of a three game series versus division rivals the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs have played the Brewers well of late winning 7 of the last 10 meetings overall but they have really struggled in Milwaukee over the last few seasons winning just 10 of their last 37 games.
Head to Head Trends
Cubs are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Cubs are 10-27 in the last 37 meetings in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers (-110)
The Milwaukee Brewers are last in the National league Central with a 9-21 record which is also good for last in the entire Major Leagues right now. The Brewers got off to a super slow start this season winning just 2 of their first 15 games and even though they are’t exactly lighting it up right now they are playing much better winning 5 of their last 10 games.
Starting for the Brewers today is Kyle Lohse who is 1-4 with a 7.01 ERA on the season. Lohse has been surprisingly bad this season and a lot of that has to do with the long ball, Lohse has allowed 9 home runs already this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends
Brewers are 18-43 in their last 61 overall.
Brewers are 1-5 in Lohses last 6 starts with 4 days of rest.
Chicago Cubs (+100)
The Chicago Cubs are 2nd in the National League Central with a 15-13 record. The Cubs are 2 games over .500 on the season so that’s pretty good for the Cubs although they have lost 5 of their last 7 games so I wonder how long they can manage to stay over that .500 mark.
On the hill for the Cubs today is lefty Travis Wood who is 2-1 with a 4.40 ERA in his 5 starts this season. Wood has been solid this season he had 4 good starts but he did get hit around a bit in his last outing giving up 6 earned runs to the Cardinals.
Chicago Cubs Trends
Cubs are 9-2 in Woods last 11 road starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Cubs are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
I like the Chicago Cubs over the Brewers in this one. The Brewers are the worst team in baseball so they pretty much suck in general but they really really suck versus left hand pitching batting just .179 as a team and averaging 2.45 runs per 9 innings.
Free Pick: Chicago Cubs +100