Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers 4/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Brent Suter
The Chicago Cubs head to Miller Park on Thursday, April 5, 2018 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Brent Suter for the Brewers.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -133 and Milwaukee at +123. The Cubs have a 2-3-0 over/under mark and a 2-3-0 run line record. The Brewers are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 2-3-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 2-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 8.10 and a WHIP of 3.00 this year. He has 2 strikeouts over his 3.1 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 18.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.69 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the bullpen and they've struck out 23 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 43 base hits and 18 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 40. They have walked 4.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team Chicago is hitting .204, good for 25th in the league. The Cubs hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .481. He has 7 hits this season in 21 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .619 and an OPS+ of 191. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 202 while his slugging percentage is at .765. The Cubs have 40 hits, including 12 doubles and 5 home runs. Chicago has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 58 times as a unit. They have left 48 men on base and have a team OPS of .660. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 19 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 4-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Brent Suter has a 1-0 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.50 and they have given up 18 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 47 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 13 hitters and struck out 45 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 6th in the league. The Brewers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.6 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .409 with an OBP of .458. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .682 with an OPS+ of 197. Christian Yelich is hitting .435 this season and he has an OBP of .458. He has collected 10 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .652. The Brewers as a unit have 53 base hits, including 13 doubles and 6 homers. Milwaukee has walked 12 times this year and they have struck out on 44 occasions. They have had 36 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 26 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -133
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