Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Jose Quintana
Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers (68-65, 3rd in NL Central) are headed to Wrigley Field on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (71-61, 2nd in NL Central). The Cubs open this matchup at -143 while the Brewers are coming in at +133. The O/U opens at 10.
The Brewers have been good for bettors, having gone 68-65-0 SU. Chicago is covering 53.8% of the time, going 71-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a good Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 59-70-4.
The Brewers cover 44.6% of the time away from home, having gone 29-36-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs cover 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 44-22-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a good Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 61-65-6.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/28/2019 Mike Moustakas 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/27/2019 Adrian Houser RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/25/2019 Jeremy Jeffress RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/23/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/17/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/28/2019 Anthony Rizzo 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/27/2019 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/26/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2019 Derek Holland RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/23/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/22/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Out for the season
8/22/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 68-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 104 strikeouts over his 112 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 586 hitters and walked 243 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,151 base hits and 624 earned runs. They have allowed 189 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 484 batters and struck out 1,196. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 120 hits this season in 476 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .357 and an OPS+ of 76. Christian Yelich is hitting .332 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .426. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .679. The Brewers have 1,136 hits, including 227 doubles and 209 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 504 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,252 times as a unit. They have left 966 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 627 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 71-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Jose Quintana has a 11-8 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 146.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 150 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 427 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,107 base knocks and 534 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 411 hitters and struck out 1,136 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .380. He has 131 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 129. Kyle Schwarber is hitting .225 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 95 hits in 422 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Cubs as a unit have 1,107 base hits, including 215 doubles and 205 homers. Chicago has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out on 1,181 occasions. They have had 871 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 643 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-143)
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