Brewers vs. Cubs Friday Prediction
National League Central opponents continue their series at Wrigley Field this weekend when the Milwaukee Brewers visit the Chicago Cubs. Will Friday night's game turn into a high-scoring affair for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 27, 2018
2:20 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 -180 favorite. As of this writing, 67% 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' Suter touched up for five runs in last start
Brent Suter surrendered five runs on eight hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Marlins.
Suter had issues keeping the ball in the park on Saturday, especially early on, as he coughed up a solo home run to Derek Dietrich in the first inning and a three-run home run to Lewis Brinson in the second inning. The Marlins would add one more in the fifth inning before Suter called it a night.
Through five starts this season, the 28-year-old southpaw has now pitched to a cringe-inducing 5.68 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. He'll try to inch those numbers down in a road date with the Cubs next time he takes to the rubber.
Cubs' Darvish crushed again
Yu Darvish allowed one hit through his first four innings before proceeding to allow five runs in the fifth, exiting after 4 2/3 in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday. The contrast doesn't get much more stark than owning a one-hitter one minute then giving up five runs -- all with two outs, no less -- in less than an inning of work.
It happened that quickly for Darvish, though, and it was his command -- he walked two, including Rockies starter Tyler Anderson, to get the rally started -- that betrayed him as much as anything. The high-profile marriage hasn't been great for Darvish and the Cubs in the early going, as the 31-year-old now owns a 6.86 ERA and 1.63 WHIP through his first four starts in Chicago. He'll try to get on track Friday against the division-rival Brewers.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 8-3 in Suter's last 11 starts but are just 3-7 in his last 10 road outings.
The Cubs are 3-13 in their last 16 games coming off a win.
Both of these pitchers have been getting touched up so the over should be a good bet with this game being at Wrigley. The over is 4-1 in Suter's last five starts overall, is 3-1-1 in his last five road starts and is 12-3-2 in the Cubs' last 17 home games versus a left-handed starter.
The Pick: Brewers/Cubs over 7.5