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(52-64) Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs (73-43)
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total:OFF
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This NL matchup includes two teams with a little different near future when it comes to where they stand currently.
The Milwaukee Brewers are all but done here in August; they are currently 21 games behind in their division.
The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball, and they are standing 12 games ahead in their division.
The Milwaukee Brewers lineup has not been terrible for most of this season, and they are led by the typical Ryan Braun. Braun is hitting .328 on the season to go with 43 extra base hits and 65 RBIs.
Johnathon Willar is hitting .302 on the year with 28 2-baggers and 41 runs batted in. Chris Carter is leading the team in home runs and RBIs with 27 and 66 respectively.
Carter is also hitting .220 on the season. They will have their hands full with Lester on the bump Wednesday.
The Brewers have Jimmy Nelson on the mound Wednesday and he has struggled to losing his last 5 starts. Nelson is currently 6-12 on the season to go with a 4.07 E.R.A. and 108 strikeouts.
Nelson last pitched in a loss against the Cincinnati Reds.
He pitched in 5 innings of work where he gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits.
Nelson struck out 7 in the start to go with 3 hits. He will look to get some run support in this start out Wednesday.
The Chicago Cubs lineup has been getting them through the season so far. They are led by Anthony Rizzo.
Rizzo is hitting .291 with a team high 34 doubles and 85 runs batted in. Kris Bryant has a team high 28 dingers to go with 72 RBIs and a .288 average.
Ben Zobrist has been a big pickup since the beginning of the season; he is hitting .275 with 38 extra base hits and 58 RBIs. The Cubs look to keep rolling heading to the midpoint of the month.
The Cubs have the lefty John Lester on the mound and he has looked good lately. Lester is currently 12-4 on the season with a 2.93 E.R.A. and 139 strikeouts.
Lester last received a no decision in his last start against the rival St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched in 6 innings where he gave up only 2 earned runs on 5 hits.
Lester also struck out 6 to go along with a single walk. Look for Lester to come out hot again on Wednesday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- MIL are 17-35 in their last 52 road games.
- MIL are 2-8 in Nelsons last 10 Wed. starts.
- Over is 11-4 in Nelsons last 15 road starts.
- CHC are 23-8 in their last 31 overall.
- CHC are 23-8 in their last 31 games on grass.
- Under is 31-11-1 in CHC last 43 home games.
- MIL are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in Chicago.
- MIL are 6-20 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The Cubs coming off a weekend where the Cubs look liked they would struggle against the Cardinals; I look for them to bounce back quickly here in the series at home. I’m taking the Cubs here with Lester on the mound.
Lester has looked very good here towards the end of the season and I look for him to continue as the Cubs look to find am ace pitcher. I think that the Cubs lineup will terrorize Nelson in this one just like he has been.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs -1.5
Look for Lester to take the Cubs to victory Wednesday and nelson will lose his 6th straight start.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Milwaukee 2 Cubs 6
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