Cubs vs. Brewers Sunday Prediction
The Cubs’ bats were finally able to overcome their shoddy pitching last night as they out-slugged the Brewers to pick up just their second victory of the season. Can bettors count on Chicago’s offense again on Sunday when these NL Central rivals wrap up their series at 2:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
907 Chicago Cubs (-105) at 908 Milwaukee Brewers (-115); 9 runs
Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:10 p.m. ET, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Brewers are -115 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Brewers to beat the Cubs on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Jason Heyward homered twice, stole two bases and reached five times in a 14-8 blowout win over the Brewers on Saturday. It's the first time someone has homered twice and stolen two bases for the Cubs since 1906, which was a while ago, if we're being honest. Heyward also drew two walks, and he scored three runs. The first homer came off Corbin Burnes with a runner on, and he went deep again in the eighth off of Alec Wilson. Heyward has started the year red-hot with the bat, and he's up to .370/419/.704 on the year to go with three homers. It's a reminder that this was one of the most intriguing young outfielders in baseball not that long ago. You can't possibly expect this to continue, but at the age 29, it's not out of the question that he shows some fantasy relevance in 2019.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday. With the Brewers trailing 7-2, Braun crushed a homer to right to bring Milwaukee to with two runs at 7-5. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, that's as close as the Brewers got. It's the third homer of the season for Braun, and the 35-year-old has driven in 12 runs. A solid start for the former MVP to the 2019 campaign.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 4-9 in their last 13 games versus the Brewers despite winning last night at Miller Park. Chicago is also just 2-5 in its last seven games in Milwaukee.
The Brewers have lost five of Zach Davies’ last six home starts versus the Cubs.
The Brewers offense has been scorching hot so blindly taking the over again isn’t the worst strategy in the world. That said, I see more value with the Cubs’ team total of over 4.5 runs because oddsmakers are currently giving us even money. Milwaukee has a couple of power arms in its starting rotation but Davies finished last season with a 17.5 percent strikeout rate to match a WHIP of at least 1.33 in back-to-back years. Heyward went off yesterday and I expect Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to do the same today.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs Team Total OVER 4.5 Runs (+100)