Brewers vs. Cubs Sunday Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers will try and avoid being swept in a four-game series at Wrigley Field when they visit the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will the Cubs break out the brooms or will the Brewers save some face?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 29, 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 -150 favorite. As of this writing, 53% 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.
Brewers' Davies has encouraging start vs. Royals
Zach Davies pitched six innings of two-run ball in defeating the Royals on Tuesday. Davies had an 8.24 ERA in his first four starts last year before going on a nice run for two months. He had a 6.75 ERA in his first three starts this year before consecutive strong outings against the Reds and Royals. Of course, those are awfully weak opponents, but it still seems like a good sign.
Cubs' Chatwood picks up win but once again wild
Tyler Chatwood was wild again with five walks but managed to hold the Indians to one run across six frames in Tuesday’s 10-3 win. Chatwood as now issued a whopping 19 walks over 21 2/3 innings this season. He’s somehow managed to give up two runs or fewer in three of four outings despite all the free passes, but he’s not going to be able to sustain this pace. Chatwood takes on the Brewers at Wrigley on Sunday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 19-39 in their last 58 games against the Cubs but are 4-1 in Davies' last five road outings against Chicago.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last four home games and have won five of their last six overall.
The Brewers are 6-2 in Davies' last eight starts when he pitches the fourth game of a series, are 7-3 in his last 10 outings versus a team with a winning record, and are 5-1 in his last six starts when he facing an opponent with a winning record. It's difficult to sweep a team in a four-game set, especially when it's a divisional rival. Given Chatwood's issues with command, I'll take a flier on Milwaukee here.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +135