Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Cubs (+130) Brewers (-140)
Ian Happ and the Chicago Cubs (26-20, 1st in NL Central) travel to Miller Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (20-22, 3rd in NL Central). The Cubs open this contest at +130 while the Brewers are coming in at -140. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Alec Mills and Adrian Houser.
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
9/12/2020 Jason Kipnis 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/12/2020 Cameron Maybin RF Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/11/2020 Andrew Chafin RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2020 Tyler Chatwood SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
9/7/2020 Jose Quintana RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/5/2020 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/23/2020 James Norwood RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/18/2020 Brad Wieck RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/12/2020 Brett Anderson SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/11/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 26-20 overall record this season. Mills has taken the mound for 100 frames and has accumulated 101 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 4.22 (47 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.206. He has given up 84 base hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) with 37 free passes. Mills (5-4 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.41 and he has gone up against 424 opposing hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen and they've struck out 181 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 350 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 406. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Chicago is hitting .226, good for 26th in the league. The Cubs hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Ian Happ is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 43 hits this season in 152 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .599 and an OPS+ of 161. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .208 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .403. The Cubs have 330 hits, including 65 doubles and 59 home runs. Chicago has walked 177 times so far this season and they have struck out 445 times as a unit. They have left 313 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 20-22 overall mark this year. Houser (7-11 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.10 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 711 batters during his pro baseball career. In his career, Houser has given up 163 hits while earning 157 strikeouts in 169 frames. He has conceded 77 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 219 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 325 base knocks and 184 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 435 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .208 with an OBP of .345. He has 30 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 144 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 111. Keston Hiura is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 36 hits in 161 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Brewers as a unit have 315 base hits, including 61 doubles and 53 homers. Milwaukee has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out on 412 occasions. They have had 288 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs (+130)
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