Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Cole Hamels
Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers (68-65, 3rd in NL Central) travel to Wrigley Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (72-61, 2nd in NL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Brewers coming in at +138 and the Cubs are at -148. The over/under has been set at 9.5.
The Brewers have been hot and cold for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 68-65-0 SU. The Cubs are covering 54.1% of the time, going 72-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 59-70-4.
Milwaukee is covering 44.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 29-36-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs are covering 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 44-22-0 SU.
The Cubs have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 61-66-6.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/28/2019 Mike Moustakas 3B Wrist Probable for 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
8/29/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/29/2019 Anthony Rizzo 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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
8/22/2019 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 Zach Davies has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 85 strikeouts over his 131.2 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. 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 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,158 base hits and 625 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 485 batters and struck out 1,211. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .250, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .425. He has 149 hits this season in 452 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .673 and an OPS+ of 177. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 481 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .356. The Brewers have 1,142 hits, including 230 doubles and 210 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 507 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,261 times as a unit. They have left 971 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 631 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 72-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.73, Cole Hamels has a 7-4 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 120.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 118 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 430 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 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 1,126 base knocks and 541 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 417 hitters and struck out 1,149 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .315. He has 147 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 521 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 113. Kris Bryant is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 135 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .521. The Cubs as a unit have 1,125 base hits, including 217 doubles and 210 homers. Chicago has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out on 1,204 occasions. They have had 878 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 657 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-148)
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