Cubs vs. Brewers MLB Prediction
National League Central rivals wrap up their series in Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon when the Brewers host the Cubs at 1:40 p.m. ET. Will the Brewers cash as a home favorite or is there a better bet on the board today?
903 Chicago Cubs (+150) at 904 Milwaukee Brewers (-160); o/u 7.5
1:40 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 14, 2021
VENUE: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
Chicago Cubs DFS SPIN
Willson Contreras slugged a go-ahead two-run homer to push the Cubs over the Brewers on Tuesday night, 3-2. Contreras also reached earlier after being hit by a Brandon Woodruff pitch in the fourth inning; he later scored on a Kris Bryant sac fly. The 28-year-old catcher’s two-run shot happened in the eighth inning off Brent Suter, and drove in Ian Happ to give Chicago that 3-2 lead. This was Contreras’ second dinger of the year; he sits at an .810 OPS so far, in line with his .812 career OPS.
Milwaukee Brewers DFS SPIN
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Lorenzo Cain (quad) will be reevaluated on Wednesday. Cain was removed from Tuesday night's game against the Cubs before the top of the third inning due to what's being labeled for now as left quad discomfort. "We were at the point where it was risky keeping him out there," Counsell told reporters after the 3-2 loss to Chicago. "We’ll assess it tomorrow a little bit and hopefully the off day helps and we’ll see what this weekend brings."
Cubs vs. Brewers Betting Prediction
The under is 34-16-2 in the last 52 meetings at Miller Park and is 46-17-1 in the last 64 meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 25-10-2 in the Cubs’ last 37 games overall, is 20-5-2 in their last 27 divisional games and is 4-1-1 in their last six games when playing the third game of a series. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Brewers’ last five home games versus a team with a losing record and is 12-4-1 in their last 17 games as a favorite.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/BREWERS UNDER 7.5