Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs 9/1/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/31/2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Wrigley Field in Chicago
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On Monday afternoon, Jimmy Nelson (2-5) will attempt to snap his two-game losing streak when he and the Milwaukee Brewers face off against Jacob Turner (4-8) and the Chicago Cubs.
Last Tuesday, Jimmy Nelson gave up four runs (two earned) in his start against the San Diego Padres and ended up suffering his fifth loss of the season. He allowed five hits in that outing and struck out seven batters while walking two. Through nine starts, Nelson now has a 4.10 ERA and he has struck out 45 batters in 52.2 innings on the mound.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has no hits in two at-bats against Nelson with one strikeout. None of the Cubs have faced Nelson more than two times.
Last Wednesday, Jacob Turner made his first start for the Cubs and ended up losing to the Cincinnati Reds on the road. He went 3.2 innings in that game and gave up six runs (three earned) on seven base hits while walking two batters and striking out one. On the season, Turner now has a 5.84 ERA and he has given up 116 hits in 86.1 innings.
Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has three hits in his 10 at-bats against Turner with a double and a solo home run. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is just 1-for-8 against him in his career with a walk and a strikeout.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 65-65-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.3
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 65-61-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/05/14 P Matt Garza Oblique 15-day DL (8/4)
07/18/14 3B Jeff Bianchi Elbow 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 60-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 60-day DL (5/2) out for season
08/28/14 1B Anthony Rizzo Back questionable
08/28/14 CF Justin Ruggiano Ankle 15-day DL (8/23)
08/28/14 RF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (8/26)
08/21/14 P Edwin Jackson Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/10/14 P Brian Schlitter Shoulder 15-day DL (8/9)
07/31/14 P Felix Doubront Calf 15-day DL (7/31)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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