Cubs vs. Brewers Prediction
The Chicago Cubs have widened the gap in the NL Central race the last few weeks and now have a chance to further the distance from one of their main division foes in the host Milwaukee Brewers. Will Chicago continue its strong play of late with a victory in today's series opener?
957 Chicago Cubs at 958 Milwaukee Brewers
Monday, September 3, 2018
Miller Park at 2:10PM ET
TV: WGN (CHC)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Cubs are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a +120 underdog, while the total sits at 8.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cubs roll at Phillies
Chicago completed its series at Philadelphia Sunday with an 8-1 victory to take two out of three in the series. Jon Lester picked up the win as he threw six shutout innings, allowing eight hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run from the leadoff spot. Javier Baez hit his 30th home run of the season, a solo shot, as he was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs. Kris Bryant was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Ian Happ ended the game 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Yelich hits grand slam in win
Milwaukee rolled to a 9-4 victory at Washington Sunday afternoon, with Christian Yelich going 1-for-4 with a grand slam plus two walks and two runs scored. Eric Thames finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. Mike Moustakas ended the contest 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Manny Pina went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run. Keon Broxton hit a 3-run homer in five at-bats. Brandon Woodruff recorded the win in relief, throwing four shutout innings with three hits allowed plus five strikeouts and no walks.
Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.70 ERA) gets the start today for the Cubs, while the Brewers turn to Zach Davies (2-5, 5.23).
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 10-2 in their last 12 games overall. The under is 10-2 in the last 12 Chicago road games.
The over is 9-2 in the last 11 Brewers home games. Milwaukee is 3-8 in the last 11 meetings with the Cubs.
Both teams travel from the east to get to this daytime holiday game, meaning hitters could be tired while the starting pitchers certainly left earlier in order to get proper rest. Davies has struggled this season, but showed last year he is fully capable of being a solid MLB starter. Hamels still is capable of hurling a gem every now and then, while going to the Cubs seems to have rejuvenated him. I'm going to say runs will be hard to come by today and take the under.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CUBS/BREWERS UNDER 8.5