Brewers vs. Cubs Sunday Prediction
The Cubs snapped the Brewers’ seven-game winning streak on Saturday in a 2-1 extra-innings pitcher’s duel. Will the Cubs also take tonight’s matchup when these NL Central rivals meet on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball at 7:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 12, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 70% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Brewers on the moneyline.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Ryan Braun (hamstring) is expected to return to the Brewers' starting lineup on Sunday. Braun tweaked his hamstring while running the bases on Friday, and was a late scratch on Saturday as a precautionary measure. He did appear as a pinch hitter in Saturday's marathon loss to the Cubs and manager Craig Counsell fully believes that Braun will be ready to return on Sunday.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Willson Contreras blasted a walk-off homer in the 15th inning on Saturday, propelling the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Brewers in the longest game ever played between the two clubs at Wrigley Field. Each team scratched out a single run in the fifth inning of the ballgame, then both offenses were held at bay until Contreras smashed a Burch Smith offering over the wall in left field for the game-winner. He finished the day 2-for-7 and is now slashing a terrific .315/.430/.640 with 10 long balls and 23 RBI on the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers have won seven of their last eight games overall and are 21-10 in their last 31 games following a loss.
The Cubs are 20-6 in their last 26 games and are 4-1 in their last five home games.
The Cubs are 5-1 in Jon Lester’s last six starts against the Brewers and are 37-17 in his last 54 starts overall. A lot of Lester’s advanced metrics show that he’s due for a nasty regression at some point, but that was also the case all of last season. The Cubs are 38-14 in Lester’s last 52 home starts and are 39-18 in his last 57 outings against the rest of the National League Central. Regression warning or not, the Cubs have been profitable when Lester takes the mound.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -145