Brewers vs. Cubs Prediction
The Chicago Cubs continued their dominance at home yesterday with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Can the Cubs make it two straight today at 2:20PM ET?
901 Milwaukee Brewers vs. 902 Chicago Cubs
Saturday, August 3, 2019
2:20PM ET – Wrigley Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Brewers are listed with a money line of +115 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 run. The public betting for the contest currently has 65 percent going on the Cubs at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Brewers hit a funk
The Brewers have lost four of their last five games following a 6-2 loss at Chicago on Friday afternoon. The Brewers are 57-54 on the season, 24-30 on the road and 58-49 with the under. Milwaukee has Gio Gonzalez on the mound today. He is 2-1 on the season with a 3.48 ERA.
The Brewers committed three errors and were held to two runs in Friday’s series opener. Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas each had a pair of hits the in loss while Braun drove in a run on his 16th home run of the season. Zach Davies took the loss by allowing four runs over four innings of work. He is now 8-5 on the season.
Cubs cruising at home
The Cubs improved on their already strong home record with a 6-2 win over the Brewers on Friday night. Chicago is 58-51 on the season, 37-18 at home and 56-50 with the under. Cole Hamels is getting the start for the Cubs this evening. He is 6-3 on the season with a 2.98 ERA.
Jose Quintana pitched pretty well yesterday, allowing just two runs over six innings to improve to 9-7 on the season. The bullpen then threw three scoreless innings. Javier Baez led the team at the plate with three hits, three RBI and two runs. He hit his 26th home run of the season as well. Jason Heyward also homered, his 16th of the year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games and 4-9 in their last 13 NL Central games.
The Cubs are 36-17 in their last 53 home games, but 0-4 in their last four after a win.
The Cubs have struggled to string wins together most of the year, but have been really good at home. Today they hand the ball to Hamels, who has been on the shelf for over a month due to injury. Prior to his injury, he was pitching quite well. He has a 2.08 ERA over two starts against the Brewers. Gonzalez has been pretty good as well, as Milwaukee has won six of his eight starts. He has given up just two runs over 12 innings against the Cubs. Still, I like Chicago at home in a day game. The Cubs have the better hitting and Hamels can match Gonzalez on the mound.
MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -135