Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Cole Hamels
Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (57-51, 2nd in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (57-53, 3rd in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
The Brewers have been less than ideal for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 57-53-0 SU. The Cubs cover 52.8% of the time, going 57-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 49-57-4.
Milwaukee is covering 45.3% of the time on the road, having gone 24-29-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs cover 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 36-18-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 50-55-3.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/1/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/26/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/22/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
2/19/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
7/30/2019 Pedro Strop RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/30/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/27/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/24/2019 Cole Hamels SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/20/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 57-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 501 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 965 base hits and 513 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 381 batters and struck out 1,023. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 104 hits this season in 415 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .369 and an OPS+ of 77. Christian Yelich is hitting .332 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .426. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 380 at bats. His OPS+ is 183 while his slugging percentage is at .692. The Brewers have 931 hits, including 187 doubles and 178 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 418 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,037 times as a unit. They have left 777 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 531 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 57-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.98, Cole Hamels has a 6-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 99.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 85 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 905 base knocks and 431 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 352 hitters and struck out 923 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .392. He has 111 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 385 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 136. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 107 hits in 380 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .521. The Cubs as a unit have 908 base hits, including 178 doubles and 166 homers. Chicago has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 995 occasions. They have had 714 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 533 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs
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