Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Yu Darvish
Wrigley Field is the site where Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs (73-61, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (68-66, 3rd in NL Central) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Brewers priced at +140 and the Cubs are at -150. The O/U is set at 10.
The Brewers have been decent for MLB wagerers, having gone 68-66-0 SU. Chicago covers 54.5% of the time, going 73-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a dicey Under bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 59-70-5.
The Brewers cover 43.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 29-37-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 67.2% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 45-22-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a dicey Under bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 61-66-7.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/30/2019 Mike Moustakas 3B Wrist Probable for Aug 31
8/30/2019 Keston Hiura 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 Anthony Rizzo 1B Back Probable for Aug 31
8/29/2019 Willson Contreras C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
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 68-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 591 hitters and walked 244 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 4.71. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,169 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 193 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 487 batters and struck out 1,218. 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 4.62.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .250, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 122 hits this season in 486 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .354 and an OPS+ of 74. Christian Yelich is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .425. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 456 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .673. The Brewers have 1,150 hits, including 233 doubles and 210 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 509 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,266 times as a unit. They have left 980 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 73-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.25, Yu Darvish has a 5-6 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 183 strikeouts over the 152.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 432 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 4.08. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,134 base knocks and 542 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 419 hitters and struck out 1,154 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 .252, good for 14th in the league. The Cubs hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .379. He has 135 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 479 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 128. Javier Baez is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 148 hits in 525 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Cubs as a unit have 1,136 base hits, including 222 doubles and 213 homers. Chicago has walked 481 times this year and they have struck out on 1,211 occasions. They have had 883 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 664 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs (-150)
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