Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Zach Davies
The Chicago Cubs visit Miller Park on Sunday, April 7, 2019 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +110 and Milwaukee at -120. The Cubs have a 6-1-0 over/under record and a 1-6-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 4-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 1-6-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 3-4-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-4-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Addison Russell Suspension 29 game suspension - eligible to return May 1st
03/25/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
03/27/19 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Bobby Wahl ACL 60-day IL (04/05); is out for season
03/25/19 P Brent Suter Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Corey Knebel Elbow is out indefinitely
03/25/19 P Jeremy Jeffress Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 1-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 3.00 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 20.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 9.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.54 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .309 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 21 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 11.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 7.85. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 75 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 58. They have walked 7.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 2.11 and their FIP as a unit is 6.99.
As a team Chicago is hitting .307, good for 1st in the league. The Cubs hold a .496 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .394, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 11.1 hits per game. Willson Contreras is hitting .389 with an on-base percentage of .560. He has 7 hits this season in 18 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .833 and an OPS+ of 262. Javier Baez is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 31 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .548. The Cubs have 78 hits, including 12 doubles and 12 home runs. Chicago has walked 33 times so far this season and they have struck out 60 times as a unit. They have left 58 men on base and have a team OPS of .890. They score 6.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 46 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 7-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Zach Davies has a 0-0 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 60 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 24 hitters and struck out 91 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Brewers hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .379 with an OBP of .514. He has 11 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .931 with an OPS+ of 261. Mike Moustakas is hitting .179 this season and he has an OBP of .281. He has collected 5 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Brewers as a unit have 67 base hits, including 12 doubles and 15 homers. Milwaukee has walked 37 times this year and they have struck out on 69 occasions. They have had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .833. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers -120
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