Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Houser vs. Yu Darvish
Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (58-51, 2nd in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (57-54, 3rd in NL Central) at Wrigley Field on Sunday, August 4, 2019.
The Brewers have been good for baseball wagerers, having gone 57-54-0 SU. Chicago covers 53.2% of the time, going 58-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 49-58-4.
Milwaukee covers 44.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 24-30-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 67.3% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 37-18-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 50-56-3.
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
8/2/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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
7/20/2019 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 57-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Houser has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 60 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 505 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 977 base hits and 519 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 386 batters and struck out 1,029. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 126 hits this season in 384 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .685 and an OPS+ of 180. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 419 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .365. The Brewers have 939 hits, including 189 doubles and 179 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 419 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,045 times as a unit. They have left 782 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 533 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 58-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.46, Yu Darvish has a 3-5 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 121 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 97 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 169 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 4.01. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 913 base knocks and 433 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 353 hitters and struck out 931 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 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .388. He has 108 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 384 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 131. Kris Bryant is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 113 hits in 390 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Cubs as a unit have 920 base hits, including 181 doubles and 168 homers. Chicago has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,001 occasions. They have had 727 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 539 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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