Brewers vs. Cubs Prediction
Will the Chicago Cubs be able to stop the momentum of the Milwaukee Brewers when the two meet in a crucial NL Central game tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
8:05PM ET – Wrigley Field
TV: FSWI (Mil); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cubs are the slight favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Brewers are listed with a money line of +100 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on Chicago at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Brewers inching toward division lead
With Monday’s 3-2 victory, the Brewers have won four straight and are now 1 game behind the Cubs in the NL Central. Milwaukee is now 83-62 overall and 38-35 on the road. The Brewers are putting up 4.52 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.21 per contest.
Jhoulys Chacin is getting the start for Milwaukee tonight. He is making his 31st start of the season and carries a 14-6 record with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Chacin has pitched a total of 168.0 innings this year and has 140 strikeouts and 62 walks.
The Cubs have lost three straight and five of their last seven following Monday’s loss. That puts Chicago in dire need of a win today to hang on to their division lead. Chicago is now 83-60 overall and 44-25 at home. The Cubs are putting up 4.79 runs per game this year while allowing 4.03 per contest.
Jose Quintana gets the start for the Cubs tonight. He is 12-9 through 27 starts with a 4.14 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Quintana has amassed 128 strikeouts and 63 walks over 147.2 innings on the mound tonight.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers have won nine of their last 12 Tuesday games and four of their last five road starts for Chacin.
The Cubs have won 11 of their last 15 games against a right-handed starter and 71 of their last 105 games following a loss.
Both pitchers have done well against the other, but Chacin has been the better of the two. He has a 1.53 ERA over three starts with a pair of wins over three starts. Quintana has five starts against the Brewers with three wins and a 2.64 ERA. The Milwaukee pitching has been locked in from the starters to the bullpen. Chicago’s hitting has gone through some funks and I think that is what will cost them tonight.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +100