Brewers vs. Cubs Thursday Prediction
Will Thursday night's matchup between National League Central opponents the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs be low-scoring for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: MIL (FSWI); CHC (CSNC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Cubs as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Brewers on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Brewers' Anderson coming off good start vs. Marlins
Chase Anderson allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Marlins on Thursday. Anderson wasn't at the top of his game, serving up a pair of homers among his five hits allowed, but he was good enough on a day when the Brewers provided him 12 runs of support.
The win was his second in a row to improve him to 2-1 through five starts, and he owns a 3.25 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 27 2/3 innings. An interleague start with the Royals awaits Anderson on Wednesday.
Cubs' Hendricks coming off quality start
Kyle Hendricks allowed three earned runs, five hits and no walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a win at Colorado on Friday. Hendricks threw just 57 of his 95 pitches for strikes, and he hit one batter with a pitch.
However, it was good enough to qualify for his first victory of 2018, helped out by plenty of run support. He'll look to piece together a win streak when he toes the slab at Wrigley Field on Thursday against the Brewers. He was 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA with 26 strikeouts over 28 innings in five outings against Milwaukee in 2017.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 5-1 in Anderson's last six starts and are 5-2 in his last seven starts against the National League Central.
The Cubs are 1-4 in Hendricks' last five starts and 2-6 in his last eight outings against National League Central rivals.
The under is 6-1 in Hendricks' last seven home starts versus the Brewers and has cashed in 12 of his last 16 outings versus Milwaukee. The under is also 12-2 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
The Pick: Brewers/Cubs under