The Milwaukee Brewers head into Wrigley Field for a three game series with the Cubs. The Cubs have played the Brewers well of the past few seasons winning 13 of the last 19 meetings including 8 of the last 12 played in Chicago. Something else to keep an eye on in this one is the total and the under which is 14-5-1 in the last 20 meetings overall and 15-5 in Chicago.
Head to Head Trends
Brewers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
Under is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings played in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs (-145)
The Chicago Cubs are 3rd in the National League Central 3.5 games back of the 2nd place Pirates and 8.5 games back of the 1st place Cardinals but they do currently have the second wild card spot. The Cubs are one of the hottest teams in the league right now winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Cubs have been getting some great pitching especially their starters who have just a 2.23 ERA over their last 10 games and they are also getting some good hitting averaging 4.90 runs over their last 10 games.
On the hill for the Cubs in this one is Dan Haren who is 7-7 with a 3.49 ERA on the season with the Cubs and Marlins. Haren is having his best season in years and consistency has been the key allowing 3 of less runs in 18 of his 22 starts.
Chicago Cubs Trends
Cubs are 10-1 in their last 11 overall.
Under is 8-0 in Cubs last 8 games following an off day.
Milwaukee Brewers (+135)
The Milwaukee Brewers are last in the National League Central 24 games out of 1st place which is by far the biggest deficit of any division. The Brewers got hot for a few weeks about a month or so back but that was because everyone on the team got super hot at the same time and although it may of gave Brewers fans some hope it didn’t last for long as the Brewers are back playing like a last place team again losing 13 of their last 19 games.
Starting for the Brewers today is rookie Taylor Jungmann who is 6-3 with a 2.26 ERA in 11 starts this season. Jungmann has pitched pretty good but he has been allowing a lot of walks and for a rookie pitcher I think it’s only time until that catches up to him and he gets smoked.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends
Brewers are 6-13 in their last 19 overall.
Brewers are 5-1 in Jungmanns last 6 road starts.
I like the Chicago Cubs over the Brewers in this one. The Cubs are red hot right now winning 10 of their last 11 games while the Brewers look like they just can’t wait till the season is over.
Free Pick: Chicago Cubs -145 at most betting sites