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27-9 (13-3 V) Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers 16-22 (10-11 H)
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Projected Pitchers: John Lackey, RHP vs. Jimmy Nelson, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: OFF
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The Cubs enter the showdown in Milwaukee as the top seed in the NL Central, with an impressive 27-9 record on the year which is also good for best in the entire MLB.
Their offense has been completely dominant, leading the league in many categories.
Their run differential already sits at +109, nearly doubling the next best team in the category, the Boston Red Sox, who have a differential of +59).
Dexter Fowler continues to build upon his strong season from last year, leading the Cubs in BA (.331), OBP (.449) and Hits (42). Anthony Rizzo has produced 11 HRs and 34 RBI while carrying a OPS of 1.015.
Chicago will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound, who is coming off a strong performance against the Padres in his past start where he went 6 2/3 innings and strike out 8 while only allowing 2 earned runs.
Hendricks has an ERA of 3.03 and a 1.01 WHIP on the year to go along with a 2-2 record.
He will look to tally another W in the column, a familiar letter for the Cubs who have gone an astounding 13-3 on the road this year.
Milwaukee took a major hit when they lost their best player, star OF Ryan Braun to a wrist injury for the past few games.
He is currently listed as probable for the game, but has not appeared since May 13th which makes one question if he is 100% yet.
Chris Carter appears to have cooled off after his torrid start, seeing his average dip from the .288 to his current .254 in the span of a week.
He has also only collected 1 of his 11 HRs on the year in the past 10 games.
The Brewers will send Chase Anderson, and his awful 6.11 ERA on the year to the hill.
It may be even worse- his ERA in his past 5 starts sits at 8.88 after he managed 2 shutouts to start the season.
While he’s never faced the Cubs, Anderson has a tough task in taming the league’s best offense who have raked on the road.
Milwaukee looks to be in tough to improve upon their 16-22 record in this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 13-3 on the road this season
- Kyle Hendricks is 4-1 with a 1.49 ERA in 7 starts against Milwaukee
- Milwaukee is 10-11 at home this year
- Ryan Braun is .125 in 8 AB’s vs Hendricks over the past 5 seasons
- Jonathan Lucroy is even worse, with a .111 BA in 9 AB’s vs Hendricks over the same time
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction:
The pitching matchup favors the Cubs, the hitting matchup favors the Cubs, and even the venue may favor the Cubs as Milwaukee is just 10-11 at home this year.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs by -1.5 (-114)
Chase Anderson has been one of the worse starters in the league this season and its hard not to see him not get shelled in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 8-4
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