Cubs vs. Brewers MLB Prediction
The under has been a solid play in previous meetings between the Cubs and Brewers, who meet on Monday night in Milwaukee at 7:40 p.m. ET. That said, with the number sitting at only 8 runs for Game 1 of this series, is the under a safe play for bettors?
907 Chicago Cubs (+115) at 908 Milwaukee Brewers (-135); o/u 8
7:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 12, 2021
VENUE: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
Chicago Cubs DFS SPIN
Javier Baez clobbered a solo homer on Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Pirates. Baez lifted a towering 410-foot solo shot to center field -- his third round-tripper of the season -- off Pirates' starter JT Brubaker in the opening frame. Unfortunately, it represented the lone tally for the Cubs' offense in this one. He struck out in each of his final three at-bats. The 28-year-old shortstop endured a brutal 2020 campaign at the plate, but his lightning quick hands and explosive bat speed remain firmly intact, and should fuel a strong bounce-back performance this season. He's flashed a dynamic blend of power and speed so far, blasting three homers, while also chipping in three stolen bases across 35 plate appearances.
Milwaukee Brewers DFS SPIN
Brewers skipper Craig Counsell said after Sunday's game that Christian Yelich is dealing with lower back tightness and is considered day-to-day. Yelich was pulled from Sunday's game in the second inning because of the issue. Counsell wouldn't rule out his superstar outfielder for Monday's series opener against the Cubs on Monday night, so fantasy managers shouldn't have too much to worry about here.
Cubs vs. Brewers Betting Prediction
The under is 33-16-2 in the last 51 meetings between these two teams in Milwaukee and is 45-16-1 in the last 62 meetings overall. The under is also 24-9-2 in the Cubs’ last 35 games overall, is 13-3-1 in their last 17 games coming off a loss and is 19-5-2 in their last 26 games versus divisional rivals. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Brewers’ last five games versus a right-handed starter, is 10-3 in their last 13 divisional games and is 13-5 in their last 18 games overall.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/BREWERS UNDER 8