Free MLB Pick: Brewers vs Cubs Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(1-2) Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs (2-1)
Date: Monday, April 5th, 2020
Time: 7:40 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Trevor Williams
MLB Moneyline Odds: Brewers -105 | Cubs -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
Both the Cubs and the Brewers are on to their second series’ of the season and each riding much different momentum. Chicago laid a dud on Opening Day, but has bounced back with two straight wins.
The Cubs played the Pirates in their opening series though. Milwaukee has lost two straight games, but to the defending AL Central champion Twins. That’s a big reason why oddsmakers are calling this one pretty close.
A big question facing the Brewers is whether their offense has gone into the tank the last two games or the lack of production has just been due to facing a very underrated Twins pitching staff.
Brewers batters struck out 17 times on Saturday, 12 against Twins starter Jose Berrios who threw 6.0 innings of no-hit ball. Minnesota’s Michael Pineda was great on Sunday too, allowing 0 ER over 5.0 IP.
The good news for Milwaukee is that they are getting into the back end of opposing rotations. The bad news is that they hit just one HR over opening weekend (Jackie Bradley, Jr.) and Christian Yelich has started the season with a .250 average.
The Brewers are also getting to the back end of their rotation, and Brett Anderson was just 4-4 last year with a 4.21 ERA. Anderson was solid this Spring though, boasting a 2.66 ERA in six starts.
The Cubs offense looked miserable on Opening Day, but they’ve bounced back (slightly) in a 5-1 and a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh to get a series win.
There are reasons to be optimistic, but also causes for concern for Cubs batters. On the bright side Kris Bryant hit an early HR and Anthony Rizzo had a solid opening day.
For the most part though, Chicago bats have struggled against a bad Pittsburgh team. Javier Baez is just 2-12, Jason Heyward 2-11, and Willson Contreras was 0-4 with 4 K’s on Sunday afternoon.
Not a whole lot of offense puts a bit more pressure on Trevor Williams in his Cubs debut. Williams was 2-8 with a 6.18 ERA a year ago, but has looked good with a 1.32 ERA in four starts this Spring. Williams’ father is a die hard Cubs fan, so he’ll want a strong showing on Monday at Wrigley Field.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Brewers are 5-13 last 18 road games
- Brewers are 1-4 last 5 as an underdog
- Under is 8-0 in Brewers last 8 road games
- Under is 17-5-4 in Brewers last 26 road games vs. RH starter
- Cubs are 10-1 last 11 Monday games
- Cubs are 9-4 last 13 vs. LH starter
- Cubs are 2-5 last 7 home games
- Under is 6-1 Cubs last 7 as a home favorite
Free Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This side could go either way for one simple fact – a lack of offense in both dugouts. Perhaps Milwaukee should get a pass for their slow start since they hit against a good Twins staff, but Chicago is just in a rut.
Temps will be a little warmer in the Windy City on Monday, but they still fall a bit at night this time of the year. That will only compound the hitting woes that both teams are up against.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 9.5
There’s a couple underrated pitchers taking the mound as well, Williams in his Cubs debut and Anderson who is finally healthy after battling a blister last season.
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