Cubs vs. Brewers Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a win yesterday over the Chicago Cubs to trim their deficit to three games in the NL Central race. Can host Milwaukee complete the three-game sweep in today's series finale?
959 Chicago Cubs at 960 Milwaukee Brewers
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Miller Park at 8:10PM ET
TV: WGN (CHC)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Brewers are a -108 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cubs are a -102 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 55 percent of public bets are on visiting Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Arcia has three-hit night
Lorenzo Cain was perfect at the plate last night from the leadoff spot in an 11-1 home win over Chicago as he was 1-for-1 with a double plus four walks, a stolen base and two runs scored. Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Jesus Aguilar finished 0-for-2, but walked once and drove in two runs. Ryan Braun was 2-for-5 and scored a run. Travis Shaw went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs. Orlando Arcia finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs. Jonathan Schoop was 1-for-1 with three RBIs off the bench. Wade Miley gave up one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts and no walks over six innings.
Bote scores lone run
David Bote finished 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run in yesterday's loss at Milwaukee. Willson Contreras went 0-for-3, but drove in the lone run. Mike Montgomery took the loss as he surrendered two earned runs on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks over four innings of work.
Jose Quintana (11-9, 4.21 ERA) draws the start for the Cubs today, while the Brewers counter with Jhoulys Chacin (14-5, 3.53).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 11-4 in the last 15 Cubs road games. Chicago is 10-4 in its last 14 games overall.
The over is 12-4 in the last 16 Brewers games following a win. The under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
Chicago came into this series hot, but have been humbled by the Brewers. Today's game is important as ever for Milwaukee as it will end the day either two games back or four games. Chacin was outstanding the last time he faced Chicago and I'm thinking he'll have another good outing today. Quintana is inconsistent and pitching against a very good offense in a hitter's park. I'm taking the hosts to finish the sweep.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BREWERS -108