Brewers vs. Cubs Saturday Prediction
While the Cubs continue to battle with the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central, the Brewers continue to fall further and further out of the NL playoff picture. Will the Cubs hand the Brewers another loss today at 2:20 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 31, 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, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Brewers on the moneyline.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Robert Murray of The Athletic reports that the Brewers plan to recall Travis Shaw on Saturday. With Mike Moustakas and Keston Hiura both banged up, it makes sense from a depth perspective. Shaw has hit just .162/.276/.279 with six homers and 13 RBI in 197 at-bats at the big league level this season.
Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin
Cubs' manager Joe Maddon said Friday that there's a chance Anthony Rizzo (back) could return to the team's starting lineup on Saturday. Rizzo was able to hit on the field prior to Friday's game without issuel He has missed the Cubs' last five games due to lingering back stiffness.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 1-4 in their last five road games and are 0-5 in their last five games when facing a left-handed starter.
The Cubs have won four straight games and are 7-1 in their last eight games coming off a win.
The Brewers are now winless in their last six games played at Wrigley Field and are 0-5 in their last five games versus the Cubs overall. They’re also 2-6 in Zach Davies’ last eight starts versus the Cubs and are winless in his last five outings overall. The Cubs, meanwhile, have won six of Cole Hamels’ last eight home starts, are 5-2 in his last seven outings versus National League Central opponents and are 41-19 in their last 60 home games overall.
The Pick: Chicago Cubs -156