Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks & Predictions 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Jon Lester
The Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +120 and Chicago at -130. The Brewers have a 16-23-1 over/under record and a 21-19-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 19-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 16-23-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 21-19-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 20-16-0 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 19-17-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/11/19 3B Travis Shaw Rest is not in the starting lineup Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
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 (05/07)
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 24-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.03 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 39.1 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 336 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 147 batters and struck out 370. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 39 hits this season in 157 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 83. Christian Yelich is hitting .352 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .459. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 221 while his slugging percentage is at .787. The Brewers have 333 hits, including 58 doubles and 66 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 384 times as a unit. They have left 269 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 197 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 22-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.41, Jon Lester has a 2-1 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 132 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 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 3.66. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 281 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 147 hitters and struck out 328 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Cubs hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .354. He has 48 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .629 with an OPS+ of 152. Willson Contreras is hitting .317 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 33 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .635. The Cubs as a unit have 313 base hits, including 68 doubles and 56 homers. Chicago has walked 161 times this year and they have struck out on 320 occasions. They have had 261 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 5.56 runs per game and totaled 200 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +120
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