Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/31/2014
Sunday, June 1, 1:10 PM on WGN, FSWI
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Chicago Cubs - Samardzija, J (1-4) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (6-1)
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Jeff Samardzija will be looking to continue his excellent start to the season when he and the Chicago Cubs go up against Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon.
Jeff Samardzija has been pitching well all season, but it took until last Monday to finally pick up his first win of the year. He beat the San Francisco Giants in that game after giving up three earned runs on six hits while striking out 10 and walking none. The big right-hander's 1.68 ERA is one of the best in the league and he has only given up 59 hits in 75 innings of work.
All-Star Ryan Braun has done very well against Samardzija over the years, going 7-for-16 against him with a double, two home runs and five RBI. Jonathan Lucroy has just a .111 batting average against him in 18 at-bats with seven strikeouts.
Kyle Lohse pitched pretty well against the Baltimore Orioles last week, but he could only get a no decision out of the start. He went 6.2 innings in that game and gave up four earned runs on nine hits while walking none and striking out five. He has a 6-1 record on the season and has only walked 13 batters in 74 innings.
Brewers first baseman Anthony Rizzo doesn't have a home run against Lohse yet, but he is 9-for-19 against him with two doubles and two walks.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 23-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.2
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 26-26-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
05/14/14 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 15-day DL (5/13)
05/07/14 P Pedro Strop Groin 15-day DL (5/7)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
05/13/14 3B Aramis Ramirez Hamstring 15-day DL (5/11)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
03/31/14 P Tom Gorzelanny Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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