Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+158) Cubs (-172)
Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (7-8, 3rd in NL Central) go to Wrigley Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Chicago Cubs (11-3, 1st in NL Central). The odds on this matchup have the Brewers priced at +158 and the Cubs are at -172. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Brett Anderson and Yu Darvish.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/10/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/4/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
8/12/2020 Brad Wieck RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
8/12/2020 James Norwood RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/10/2020 Jose Quintana SP Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/23/2020 Daniel Descalso 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 7-8 overall record this season. Anderson has taken the mound for 827 innings and has accumulated 596 punchouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.10 (377 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.344. He has surrendered 893 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 219 walks. Anderson (46-53 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.88 and he has gone up against 3,508 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the bullpen and they've struck out 87 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 109 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 161. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .221, good for 23rd in the league. The Brewers hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Keston Hiura is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 15 hits this season in 60 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 112. Christian Yelich is hitting .164 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Brewers have 110 hits, including 20 doubles and 17 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 53 times so far this season and they have struck out 157 times as a unit. They have left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 11-3 overall mark this year. Darvish (65-54 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.55 earned run average and has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 and he has gone up against 4,420 opposing hitters in his MLB career. In his MLB career, Darvish has given up 863 base hits and he has 1,315 K's in 1,068 frames. He has given up 421 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.169 and having a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.80 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 43 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 100 base knocks and 58 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 9th in the league. The Cubs hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .213 with an OBP of .383. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 119. Ian Happ is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 13 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .625. The Cubs as a unit have 113 base hits, including 23 doubles and 20 homers. Chicago has walked 51 times this year and they have struck out on 137 occasions. They have had 96 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cubs (-172) and over 9 runs
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