Brewers vs. Cubs Friday Prediction
National League Central rivals open a key series this weekend at Wrigley Field when the Cubs host the Brewers for a three-game set in Chicago. Given the recent history of this matchup, is the under the best play for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 30, 2019
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 69% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Brewers on the moneyline.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Chase Anderson held the Diamondbacks off the scoreboard for five innings in the Brewers’ 4-0 win Saturday. The D-backs ran Anderson’s pitch count up to 87 over five frames, but they were unable to break through against the right-hander. Their only real opportunity was in the first inning, when Anderson escaped a two-on, two-out situation. It’s a nice bounce-back effort after Anderson was pummeled for 10 runs in his last outing. He’ll get the Cubs next and will be a risky streaming option.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Jose Quintana allowed five runs -- four earned -- over four innings while taking a loss to the Nationals on Saturday. Quintana allowed seven hits and three walks, and he struck out three. There wasn't a ton of hard contact allowed by the southpaw, and his defense didn't help him very much in the losing effort. It's disappointing considering how dominant he was in his last two starts, but some regression was due here; Quintana is good, but he's not dominant. His ERA jumps up to 4.05 and his K/BB ratio is 136/39 in his 26 appearances for the Cubs in 2019. He'll look to bounce back on Friday when he faces the Brewers.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 1-4 in Chase Anderson’s last five road starts but have won four out of his last five outings when he’s coming off five days of rest.
The Cubs are 8-2 in Jose Quintana’s last 10 starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings overall.
The under is a perfect 6-0 in Quintana’s last six home starts versus the Brewers and is 6-0 in Anderson’s last six outings against the Cubs. The under is also 32-10 in the last 42 meetings between these two teams and is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings between these rivals at Wrigley Field. Finally, the under has cashed in nine of Quintana’s last 13 starts versus the Brewers.
The Pick: Brewers/Cubs UNDER 9