Brewers vs. Cubs Prediction
The Chicago Cubs enter their home series with the Milwaukee Brewers holding a three-game lead in the NL Central standings. Will Chicago pad its lead in this afternoon's series opener or will Milwaukee pull a game closer?
951 Milwaukee Brewers at 952 Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Wrigley Field at 2:20PM ET
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a +120 underdog, while the total has not been set yet due to Wrigley Field wind factors. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Brewers drop close one at Atlanta
Milwaukee pounded out 19 hits Sunday afternoon, but ended up losing 8-7 at Atlanta for its fifth defeat in seven games. Lorenzo Cain helped pace the Brewers offense by going 4-for-6 with a run. Christian Yelich finished 1-for-5 with a walk and two runs. Jesus Aguilar finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. Ryan Braun ended the game 2-for-5 with a double. Hernan Perez went 3-for-5 and scored a run. Mike Moustakas was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Jonathan Schoop finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Chase Anderson helped his own cause by going 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Erik Kratz came off the bench to go 2-for-2. Dan Jennings took the loss as he allowed one earned run on one hits over 1 1/3 innings.
Bote stuns Nats with grand slam
Cubs rookie third baseman David Bote, filling in for the injured Kris Bryant, played the role of hero Sunday night as he hit a two-out grand slam down to his last strike to send the home team to a 4-3 victory over Washington. It was Bote's first at-bat of the game as he entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning. Jason Heyward was 1-for-4 with a run, while Albert Almora Jr. finished 1-for-3 with a run. Justin Wilson picked up the win as he struck out one in two-thirds of an inning of relief.
Jhoulys Chacin (11-4, 3.91 ERA) will start today for the Brewers, while the Cubs are countering with Jose Quintana (10-8, 4.28).
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 7-1 in the last eight Milwaukee games overall. The under is 22-8 in the last 30 Brewers games on Tuesdays.
The Cubs are 3-9 in their last 12 games following a win. Chicago is 18-8 in its last 26 home games.
Quintana has had a rocky season, but he often is able to rise to the occasion in more important constests. Chacin started out the season great for Milwaukee, but his luck has slowed lately and now stares at a tough road matchup at the Cubs. Going with the home team seems like the smart bet here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -130