Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks & Predictions 5/10/2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Jose Quintana
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Friday, May 10, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Brewers and Jose Quintana for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +131 and Chicago at -141. The Brewers have a 16-22-1 over/under record and a 20-19-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 18-16-0 against the run line and have a 20-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 16-22-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 20-19-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 20-14-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 18-16-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/01/19 P Chase Anderson Finger 10-day IL (05/01)
04/11/19 P Corey Knebel Elbow 60-day IL (04/11); is out for season
03/27/19 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Bobby Wahl ACL 60-day IL (04/05); is out for season
03/25/19 P Brent Suter Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/08/19 2B Ben Zobrist Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/19 P Pedro Strop Hamstring 10-day IL (05/08)
05/02/19 P Brandon Morrow Elbow 60-day IL (05/02)
04/12/19 C Victor Caratini Hand 10-day IL (04/12)
03/30/19 P Xavier Cedeno Wrist 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Kendall Graveman Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 23-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 0.97 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 179 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 329 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 365. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 38 hits this season in 152 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 86. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 113 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Brewers have 325 hits, including 56 doubles and 65 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 141 times so far this season and they have struck out 376 times as a unit. They have left 261 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 190 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 21-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.40, Jose Quintana has a 4-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 269 base knocks and 125 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 310 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .353. He has 46 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 144 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 155. Kris Bryant is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 30 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Cubs as a unit have 298 base hits, including 66 doubles and 54 homers. Chicago has walked 153 times this year and they have struck out on 307 occasions. They have had 245 men left on base and have an OPS of .812. They have scored 5.76 runs per game and totaled 196 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +131
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